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To The Fringed Gentian. 

Thou blossom bright with autumn dew, 
And colored with the heaven's own blue, 
That openest when the quiet light 
Succeeds the keen and frosty night. 

Thou comest not when violets lean 

O'er wandering brooks and springs unseen, 

Or columbines, in purple dresses, 

Nod o'er the ground-bird's hidden nest. 

Thou waitest late and com'st alone, 
When woods are bare and birds are flown, 
And frosts and shortening days protend 
The aged Year is near his end. 

Then doth thy sweet and quiet eye 
Look through its fringes to the sky, 
Blue— blue— as if that sky let fall 
A flower from its cerulean wall. 

I would that thus, when I shall see 
The hour of death draw near to me, 
Hope, blossoming within my heart, 
May look to heaven as I depart. 

— William Cullen Bryant. 


The Language of the Soul 

Paul Engle 'i6 

A poet says, "Music is the language 
of the Soul." Listen ! if you will, to 
the music around us. Is it not all 
the language of the soul? The calm 
sea gently moans and sings. Now 
the trumpet sound of wind and break- 
er is heard. Then we hear the sweet 
sounds in the rustling leaves, in the 
rippling waves, in the chirp of the 
cricket, and in the songs of the birds. 
Are not all these songs the expres- 
sion of some great soul? 

Turning to man we find that to him 
was given a much greater power of 
expressing his emotions than to any 
other creature on earth. What is a 
greater satisfaction^ to man than to be 
able to give expression to his emotions 
by means of his voice or an instru- 
ment? Behold how much he misses 
who is not able to do this ! We are 
all so constituted that we must give 
vent to our feelings and because there 
are sentimets which words alone can- 
not convey, music is given us to serve 
this purpose. 

What is this language of the Soul? 
A famous writer says, "The head is 
as the rudder of the ship while the 
soul or will is the power that propels 
it." In the same way we may say 
that music is the ship and is guided 
and propelled by the head and soul. 
The head makes the plans and sug- 
gestions while it remains for the soul 
to carry them out or to destroy them. 
The soul is responsible for our acts 

and not the head. It is the soul that 
gives coloring to our thoughts and ac- 
tions. A bad or a good sentiment 
must have a bad or a good cause and 
the soul or heart is this cause. The 
heart is causeless, it operates at plea- 
sure and remains active till the end of 
life. The heart is therefore greater 
than the head. God does not ask for 
our minds, but he constantly demands 
our souls. Great minds we admire, 
but great and noble hearts we love. 
Great intellects and powerful hearts 
are not often found united in one per- 
son. One lays too much stress on the 
development of his intellect that be- 
ing uppermost in his mind, while the 
developing of a strong and noble 
heart is sadly neglected. It is the 
heart that brings men together, 
though or action drives them asunder. 
All differences of religion spring from 
the head. The heart, or the love of 
Christ brings all Christians together. 
Listen to Lessing's advice, "Build up 
within you a dominion in which you 
may be king and subject at the same 
time for the only possession which 
you may govern is your own heart." 
And then let us remember that well 
known and splendid advice from the 
wisest man on earth "Keep thy heart 
with all diligence for out of it are the 
issues of life." 

The external exhibition of our acts 
and emotions all of which come from 
the soul is termed expression. This 


exhibition may be accomplished in 
many ways. It may be made by 
words, looks, the voice, colors, and 
musical sounds. While most people 
may be impressed through art itself, 
the power of producing such impres- 
sions is by no means very general. All 
art must be meaured by the amount 
of thought and sentiment is expresses; 
where these are lacking art does not 
exist. The artist's inner nature must 
reveal itself in his art if it is expected 
to influence the souls of others. There- 
fore the power of portraying our emo- 
tions with expressive music is the ulti- 
mate aim of every musician's work 
and so far as expression is concerned 
all should be artists. An ounce of 
genuine artistic expression is worth a 
pound of technical skill or cold theo- 
retical knowledge, simply because it 
speaks from the soul to men's souls. 

Since expression means the external 
exhibition of our thoughts and emo- 
tions, it proves that, technical skill 
being equal, he who stands high in the 
scale of morality and intelligence must 
surpass him who stands low in these 

Marx said that the practical musi- 
cian is a seer, and an interpreter of 
dreams. Great men's ideas lie not 
near the surface, like pebbles in a 
shallow stream, but they lie deep 
down, as the pearls at the bottom of 
the ocean. To reach these should be 
the students object, and if he has found 
but one such pearl, he has done more 
for himself and for his hearers than 
he who has sacks full of pebbles. Is 
music then merely an empty pleasure? 
Is it just a love of display? No! 

There is a high and a noble aim we 
have in view and that aim is to give 
expression to our souls and to add to 
our culture and refinement. We wish 
to polish ourselves and others by 
listening to good music. We wish to 
arouse sentiment and cause it to over- 
flow into life's actions. All writers 
and musicians have acknowledged the 
superior and magic power of the voice. 
The German writer, Schubert, said, 
"Song doubtless was the first article 
in the tone world, it is the axis around 
which everything in art revolves. 

God has given to the human race the 
first, the purest, the most wonderful, 
and perfect musical instrument. Men 
have studied and labored for centuries 
trying to invent some instrument to 
express the feelings and sentiment of 
the greatest composers and have suc- 
ceeded marvelously in their efforts. 
But where is the instrument that can 
compare with the God-given gift, the 
human voice? Singing is Heaven 
born. Every vocal cord in all the 
Universe is tuned by the hand of the 
Divine Musician. No instrument con- 
structed with all the perfection of 
human skill be it ever so accurately 
made and delicately tuned can com- 
pare with the perfect human voice. It 
is the chief means of exppression of 
the soul. Now that everybody has 
this power of expression, let us appre- 
ciate it more. Let us strive to de- 
velop it to a higher degree and aim to 
perfection. Let us ever cherish the 
God-given gift, this harp of the soul, 
in praising and glorifying God and 
dedicate it to the service of God. 



What Does the Opening of School Mean 
to the Student ? 

John G. Hershey. 

What is the message of September 
to the student at Elizabethtown Col- 
lege? September is to the student 
what January is to most people. It 
is the beginning of a new year, the 
turning over of a new leaf. It is a 
new life. 

September is the time for the stud- 
ent to stop and look back over the 
past two thirds year. He has likely 
just finished a summer of joy and 
pleasure, but September is the time to 
get to work. The summer was likely 
spent on the mountain top of pleas- 
ure but in September we must come 
down from the mountain top to the 
plain, the scene of action. We may 
not always remain on the mountain 
tops of pleasure if success is to be 

September is the month of Golden 
Opportunities to the student. It is 
then that he starts a new year, if 
students have bad habits they wish to 
break, September is the time to break 
them. The student is then away from 
home and home environment and the 
change may be easy. Start living this 
month as you wish to live the re- 
mainder of this year for now is the 
time to form habits. 

A little boy once lived in a broad 
vale. He had never seen anyone be- 
sides those in his own home. He did 

not know that there were other people. 
One day he wandered away from home 
and came to the top of a high hill. 
How surprised he was to see that 
there was land beyond the hill. Just 
so Elizabethtown College is fto the 
new student. From Elizabethtown 
College he can see across the hill into 
the land of opportunities of which he 
knew nothing. Those who have come 
to school have taken the opportunity 
and will likely some day cross that 
hill. Those who did not wish to come 
will most likely remain in their own 
communities, never growing, never 
broadening, but always remaining the 
same. This is the budding of a new 
life which if it is lived rightly will 
broaden the student, extend his view, 
permit him to see his opportunities, 
and someday allow him to enjoy the 
pleasure of success. Let us heed the 
poet when he says : 

"Build thee more stately mansions, oh 

my soul, 
As the swift seasons roll ! 
Leave thy low-vaulted past! 
Let each new temple nobler than the 

Shut thee from heaven with a dome 

more vas, t 

Till thou at length art free, 
Leaving thine outgrown shell by lifes 

unresting sea." 




Frances Ulrich '16. 

Have you ever considered what an 
arbitrary thing a garden is in regard 
to size? A garden may be briefly de- 
fined as a "piece of ground set aside 
for the cultivation of flowers, fruit, 
and vegetables." Fortunately for 
everyone, the word "piece" has never 
been given any definite size. Accord- 
ingly, then a window box may be call- 
ed a garden, in miniature. When God 
makes a lovely thing He makes it lit- 
tle, don't you know? For little things 
are sweetest. In a window box the 
daintiest and loveliest flowers of the 
garden show to best advantage, they 
are not dwarfed by their surroundings 
and crowded out by larger growths. 
For interesting and intensive garden- 
ing fifty feet by a hundred feet is per- 
haps the best size. You can not be- 
gin to imagine the pleasure and in- 
spiration a garden that size will give 
you. Neither would you dream that 
so many exquisite flowers could grow- 
and bloom in so small a space. The 
amount of growth does not depend up- 
on size : arrangement and care are 
the big factors in making a garden 
productive. Owners could have 
double the pleasure in their gardens 
by working in them and becoming in- 
timately acquainted with their flowers. 
You do not enjoy and appreciate that 
for which you have not worked. 
Hence a larger garden will not yield 
the profit and pleasure a smaller one 
does because you can not personally 

do the work in it. If you want a gar- 
den of several acres plan it and work 
in it with your imagination. Have 
you thought that you can own more 
land than is yours by deed of law? 
All the beautiful gardens you have 
ever seen are yours in pleasant memo- 
ry. How large a garden do you now 
own? The world is a garden in which 
you are part owner. 

An immense garden like the world 
can easily be subdivided into classes. 
The two recognized classes are form- 
al and informal. Formal gardens, the 
word defines itself, are stately and 
dignified, but there is a hint of arti- 
ficiality about them. Man's handi- 
work occupies too prominent a place, 
fountains, sculpture and architecture 
are in the foreground ; Nature, in the 
background. The wQrld is possibly 
the best example of an informal gar- 
den. Informal gardens are loveable, 
happy-go-lucky places where flowers 
grow luxuriantly and naturally and 
where birds and bees are perfectly at 
home. Grandmothers' gardens, an- 
other class, must have been informal — 
kindly, personal gardens in which you 
felt a spirit of love and care. Though 
old fashioned gardens are often creat- 
ed by landscape gardeners, yet they 
lack the charm of a grandmother's 
garden or one planned by yourself. 
In making your garden, has it occur- 
red to you that two more classes of 
gardens have sprung up — the vacant 



lot and the public gardens or parks? 
Through the interested work of child- 
ren and of various organizations, they 
are becoming a part of our national 
life. In a class by itself is the road- 
side garden, or garden of weeds as 
some may slightingly call it. This is 
truly everybody's garden for which we 
should have due respect and sympathy. 
Flowers growing by the wayside are 
prettier than those you cultivate. In 
spite of all obstacles and with no ap- 
preciation, the roadside garden con- 
tinues to cheer and beautify many a 
lonely spot. 

Since these roadside gardens are 
numerous and free, why should you 
have a garden of your own? You 
must ever be fighting all sorts of ene- 
mies and spending valuable time help- 
ing the garden to grow. Does it not 
seem that the responsibility outweighs 
the benefits of a garden? To those 

who are shut in all day a garden is 
invaluable. It creates a bond between 
neighbors and affords a topic of inter- 
est among friends. Great things are 
always happening— the pushing forth 
of a new leaf is a marvelous event, of 
greater importance to you than affairs 
of politics or the progress of the Euro- 
pean War. In watching the growth 
of your garden you are refreshed and 
soothed and unconsciously made gent- 
ler by the calm, determined life of 
your plants. You are taught patience 
by the slowness of your garden's 
growth; justice and toleration com- 
pels you to leave some personally ob- 
jectionable plants stand for the good 
of others. Your garden gives you 
simplicity, sincerity, and faith, and in 
becoming as a little child, it leads you 
back to the Creator of the first gar- 



The Symbol of Service 

Ada M. Brandt '16. 

There are men who are continually 
theorizing. They live in their dreams 
and visions. They expect to do great 
things in the future, but are complete- 
ly wrapped up in their good intentions. 
They never have time to carry out 
their charitable plans. If intentions 
are to help humanity they must be- 
come activities. 

Knowledge is important and the 
Bible says, "Wisdom is more precious 
than rubies," but with the ideal man, 
knowledge is made manifest in practi- 
cal service. The practical man 'has 
no patience with the theorist; ;to him 
thinking, feeling, and dreaming have 
become practical. He not only thinks 
but knows he should serve, not only 
hears but sees, not only is concerned, 
but acts. 

Look around you and see the dis- 
tressing condition of humanity. Some 
are on the beds of sickness, others in 
invalid chairs, while many of the aged 
and infirm are sitting alone for hours 
with no one to cheer them. Many are 
in need of food and clothing, and tired 
mothers are longing for the willing 
hands of their daughters to assist in 
the home. All these scenes are calls 
to service — emphatic calls for immedi- 
ate use of the hand which is the sym- 
bol of service. 

In some families there are persons 
of no practical service to the house- 
hold or community, and tho' there are 
many distressing conditions around 

them yet they remain indifferent. 
Their hands are not symbols of ser- 
vice. Behold Ruth, toiling with her 
hands in the harvest fields, in the hot 
sun, and at noon eating the plain 
bread with the reapers ! To-day many 
do not care to think of Ruth, for her 
life is too simple, strenuous, and too 
commonplace. Many young people 
prefer to use their hands in shuffling 
and distributing cards at parties, or 
striking the balls to and fro on the 
pool table. Hands engaged in such 
service labor in vain. We should aim 
to do something worth while, even 
tho' our opportunities for serving are 
not so great as others. For, it is not 
what we could do if things were dif- 
ferent, but what we do with the things 
at hand, that shows our real worth. 
If we are not able to be some re- 
nowned missionary, teacher, or nurse 
in Africa, India, or China, we can at 
least lend a helping hand to the shift- 
less, ignorant and irreligious people 
just around the corner. We should 
start now. The things we did in past 
years will not do for this year; we 
should reach out for new experiences; 
we should keep working; going on 
from more to more ; doing more than 
is expected of us ; this and this alone 
is true service. 

True service is not rendered by get- 
ting all we can. but by giving all we 
can. How many noble men and wo- 
men in the professional world are giv- 



ing their very lives in service. Hund- 
reds of noble teacher's hands are 
beckoning the youth of our land to a 
higher, nobler life. Nurses and phy- 
sicians are on the battlefield standing 
in the midst of the cannon's roar, band- 
aging the soldier's wounds, bathing 
the fevered brow, listening to their 
dying words and telling the sad news 
to the sorrowing widows and mothers. 
We are our brother's keeper whether 
we wish to be or not. How dare we 
close our eyes to the distressed about 
us or stop our ears to the cries of the 

Again, there are many hands in the 
industrial world, that are working for 
the interests of humanity. They are 
making garments for the homeless wo- 
men and children of the warring coun- 
tries. To many people a woman mak- 
ing garments would scarcely be worth 
mentioning. But all these will some 
day be rewarded as was Dorcas of old. 

Let me direct you to one whose 
hand toils in the domestic world. Can 
you think of a hand that does more foi 
you than that of your sainted mother? 
It is because she loves you. Thro* 
love and years she burns the roses 
from her cheek and the color from her 
hair. Like an angel she moves about 
silently in the home ; her serenity, her 
peace, her reserve, does not mean that 
she does not love, but that she has 
transmuted her feelings not into 
words, but into practical service, self- 
sacrifice, patience that gives all and 
asks nothing in return. 

Thus we see that the hand is the 
symbol of service and it ministers to 
us not only in a physical way but also 
in a psychical way. Helen Keller, the 
deaf, dumb, and blind girl of America, 

tells us that in greeting strangers, the 
first impression she receives is not 
physical but psychical. She does not 
notice whether that hand is large or 
small, hot or cold, but whether it is 
tender and sympathetic. Christ calls 
you and me to service and the hand is 
the symbol of service. He does not 
call us to stop doing wrong, but calls 
us to the path of usefulness and vir- 
tue. He has chosen and ordained us 
that we should bring forth fruit. We 
are called not to die and be saved, but 
to live and serve others. We are elect- 
ed for the glory of God, but the glory 
of God is the redemption of the race. 
We are saved by grace but elected to 

God wants strong men and women 
in the educational field to train boys 
and girls to become good citizens. 
Let us then do what our hand finds to 
do and be silent. Let us count our 
wages a zero. Let us be willing to 
be some unseen screw at the bottom of 
the ship rather than a conspicuous 
one. For it is not always the big 
thing that counts. Did you ever think 
that the working of the greatest forces 
in life are done in silence. You can 
not hear the sun draw up into the sky 
the millions of drops of water that fall 
as rain. Nor can you hear the groan- 
ings of the fibres of the mighty oak 
as . it grows to its wondrous strength 
and height. Let us then not become 
discouraged. Let us do the things we 
intend now. Post mortem kindness 
will not cheer nor help your friends. 

Will you not enlist in this life of 
service? Let us keep near to God and 
serve Him so that we may be near 
Him in heaven. Death will only move 
us forward in the direction we went 



in life. Would you not rather be 
found in active service with sleeves 
rolled up, than always taking hold of 
life with a kid-gloved hand? You will 
only be remembered by what you have 

Christ is a glorious example of ser- 
vice. He served his fellowmen. He 
bore the burdens of the burdened. Yes, 
His hand was the symbol of true ser- 
vice. And if He lived in our cities to- 
day and saw the white slave traffic 
carried on His anger would flame out. 
He would not allow the days to go 

by with folded hands, but would try 
to remedy conditions. 

Therefore, let us not be so stiff, so 
reserved, so proud, so formal. Let us 
not waste our time criticizing others. 
Let us endeaver to do our best wheth- 
er in the school room, in the pulpit, 
in the office, or in the home. Let us 
live and so serve that when we ap- 
proach our graves, we may do so with 
an unfaltering trust, feeling that we 
have played our part well, and that we 
have put into the life of some human 
being a few touches of rosy sunset. 


HELEN G. OELLIG, Editor-in-Chief 

Eva Arbegast . . . . j School Noteg 

Melvin Shisler ... < 

Ruth Bucher Alumni Notes 

Florence Moyer K. L. S. Notes 

Frances Ulrich . .' Homerian Notes 

A. C. Baugher Exchanges 

John Graham Athletics 

David H. Markey Business Manager 

John Hershey Ass't Manager 

Ruth Kilhefner Art 

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"Oh, suns and skies and flowers of 

Count all your boasts together; 
Ye cannot rival for one hour 

October's bright, blue weather." 

Who is able to look over a landscape 
covered with winter's warm, white 
mantle without a feeling of awe? Who 
is able to arise on a morning in early- 
spring and listen to the song of the 
birds, see the sun creeping slowly up 
over the mountain, see new life spring- 
ing into existence on every side and 

not feel his heart beat just a little 
faster? Who is able to go into a field 
in summer and not feel the gratitude 
due to the bountiful Giver of all? Who 
can look over the landscape at this 
time of the year and not feel his pulse 

In autumn we feel that Nature has 
just about completed the work of an- 
other season. October seems to be 
a pause after these numerous activi- 
ties have ceased. Ceased? No, Na- 
ture never ceases her activities ; she 
never sleeps but sometimes needs 



periods of repose and relaxation. 
Autumn is a time of peace and field and 
sky are blended in a harmony of 
beautiful colors. Summer seems to 
be lingering- in the air, yet the first 
severe frosts have come. The first 
chestnuts are falling. The more hardy 
flowers are still blooming in garden 
and wood. The trees are changing 
their modest mantles of green for 
dresses of scarlet, russet, and yellow. 
There is an abundance of life on every 
side. Yet we are brought to the 
realization that all Nature is in a 
state of transition. She is getting 
ready for a long rest. So she makes 
her last impression one of such won- 
drous beauty that we have a pleasant 
memory for the bleak days of winter. 
It is as some one has beautifully said, 
"The miracle of autumn becomes more 
wonderful as it repeats itself in indi- 
vidual experience. It has less to say 
to children than spring, but infinitely 
more to say to their elders. May is 
for hope, October is for memory." 

The poet has said that in June come 
perfect days, if they ever come. But 
what can be more perfect than a day 
in October? The sky is a deep celes- 
tial blue, almost cloudless. The air is 
bracing and invigorating. The sun- 
sets are exquisite. No artist could 
produce on canvass the marvelous 
harmonies of color which the Master 
Artist paints in the sky. 

Our lives are like the seasons. The 

springtime of youth is the time of 
hope, the time of preparation for the 
summer of life. It is the time when 
the skies are clear and ambition is 
high. It is the time for sowing the 
seed, the results of which we shall 
reap in the autumn of life. 

Then comes the summer, the time 
when crops mature, the time for at- 
taining the stature of manhood and 
womanhood. At this time life is at 
its best. The sun is high in the sky. 
Life grows sweeter and sweeter. Fol- 
lowing this time of growth comes the 
golden autumn, the time when we 
shall reap if we have not faint-heart- 
edly performed the tasks of the past 
summer. As we have sown so shall 
we reap. So if we wish this month 
which is for memory to be full of 
golden recollections, the spring and 
summer now in the past must have 
been beautifful in themselves. A peace- 
ful pause will prepare us for the win- 

Let us live this October as we wish 
to live the October of life. Let us 
make each bright, blue day so beau- 
tiful that we can say, "Well, this is 
the end of a perfect day." May the 
sunsets of our lives be as the sunsets 
of Nature, the beautiful closing of a 
well spent life, and just as the sun- 
sets of October give inspiration to us 
so may the sunsets of life be an inspi- 
ration to our fellowmen. 

QF Rf 


Tennis courts busy! 

Boost "Our College Times." 

Other activities in the Art Depart- 
ment soon ! 

Miss Sadie Carper of Palmyra, visit- 
ed here recently. 

Anybody feeling- homesick? Cheer 
up ! 

Miss Gretna Beitzle of Dillsburg, 
visited Miss Brenisholtz recently. 

Mr. C. M. Wenger stopped on Col- 
lege Hill a short time on Sunday. 

Great interest is being manifested 
in the hall and weekly prayer meet- 

We wonder why Mr. Baugher goes 
to the post office so early on Monday 

There are several large classes in 
drawing. The work is in charge of 
Miss Kilhefner. 

We expect to have an outing to 
Donegal Springs in a week or two. 
We are hoping for a chestnut outing 
too. Come again, social committee. 

If you find a stray bug, give it to 
some member of the Zoology class. 
It will be appreciated. 

It is too late this fall, but would 
not a tennis tournament be a splendid 
thing for those who enjoy the sport? 

Did you send "Our College Times" 
to the home folks? They would en- 
joy it too. 

We were glad to have Rev. E. G. 
Diehm with us in our Chapel exercises 
recently. We much enjoyed his words 
of encouragement. He has charge of 
a church in central Pennsylvania. 

According to Miss Dormer's theory, 
horses are fed only six days a week. 

Ezra Weno-er in Zoology: — "Prof, 
what kind of a worm is a book- 

This coming Sunday the work of 
the outpost Sunday Schools, viz., New- 
ville and Stephen's Hill will reopen. 
The Workers are eager to get back to 
their work. We wish them great suc- 



The Volunteer Band organized as 
follows : 

Pres. — Harry D. Moyer 

V. Pres.— A. C. Baugher 

Sec. — Inez E. Byers 

Mr. Ephraim Hertzler of Meyers- 
town, one of our former stndents, 
spent Saturdey and Sunday on College 

Elizabethtown College has recently 
received very pleasant news. Mrs. 
Mary Geiger bequeathed a thousand 
-dollars to the College. 

Elmer Minnich, a former student 
at the College, was elected to the 
ministry by the Annville Church. 

The physical culture classes re- 
port enjoyable lessons twice a week. 

The following former students ex- 
pect to enter the teaching profession 
this fall: Miss Iva Long, Miss Ruth 
Taylor. Miss Ella Booz, Miss Naomi 
Longenecker, Miss Esther Falken- 
stein. Miss Pauline Weaver, and Miss 
Mabelle Harlacher. We wish (them 
abundant success in their new fields 
of activity. 

The social committee has been very 
active this year. The first night of 
our arrival we had a "get acquainted" 
social. Everyone enjoyed it immens- 
ly. Since then we had a "clock social" 
and an "auction." The student body 
appreciates the thoughtfulness on the 
part of the Social Committee in ar- 
ranging these enjoyable events. We 
believe they realize the value of social 

Miss Mary Spidle. of Huntsdale, 
Pa., visited College Hill several days 
last week. She expects to teach this 

Our lecture course has not been pub- 
licly announced as yet, but we are ex- 
pecting an announcement soon. 

Prof Ober— "Mr. Fogelsanger, of 
what species in the animal kingdom is 
the female the most beautiful?" 

Mr. Fogelsanger (thoughtfully) — 
"The human." 

Mr. Lester Meyer has accepted a po- 
sition as teacher in the Brownstown 
High School. He will teach Physics, 
Geometry and Rhetoric. Good luck! 
Mr. Meyer. 

Prof, and Mrs. Via have taken up 
their residence in the "cottage." Miss 
Gertrude Miller, Mrs. Via's sister, 
lives with them. 

Miss Letha Rover is our matron 
this year. She has several able assist- 
ants and we feel that they will take 
good care of us this year. 

The students have been delighted 
by the grapes and peaches we have 
been having on the table. The roast- 
ing ears were appreciated too. 

Prof, and Mrs. I. J. Kreider recent- 
ly visited us. Needless to say we 
were glad to see our old friends. They 
are living in Bainbridge, Pa. 

The College campus is very pretty 
just now. The students make good 
use of it and one may see small groups 
seated around reading or studying. 

Dr. Reber gave us a very helpful 
Chapel talk on September 21. His 
subject was "The Relation of the 

On September 14 the Senior Class 
met for organization. Mr. A. C. 
Baugher was elected president of the 
Class. We predict a successful year 
for the Seniors under his guidance. 



Back to College Hill again ! How 
much that means to us for it is here 
that we really live and not merely ex- 
ist. Every thing seems to indicate 
that we will have a successful year. 
We notice many "old students" but 
there are many new ones too. The 
dormitories are almost filled. Some of 
the students were not able to come 
September 4, but they came later. The 
faculty has been busily assigning our 
work and we now feel that we are fair 
lv started on another school year. 

Homerian Society Notes. 

The Homerian Literary Society met 
in public session on Friday evening, 
September 15. The program render- 
ed was as follows : Piano Solo : "Ara- 
besque by Chaminade" — Viola With- 
ers; Readings: "Lochinvar" and "In 
the Usual Way" — Lore Brenisholtz; 
Piano Solo : "Impromptu" — Floy G. 
Good ; Short addresses by Linneaus 
Earhart and Owen Hershey (alumni) ; 
Discussion: Prof. H. H. Nye; Speak- 
ers Retiring Address : "Living for 
Life"- Prof. R. W. Schlosser. 


Keystone Society Notes 

At the opening of this another 
School Year, when School Life is 
again renewing its former activities, 
there is probably no greater force 
which will tend toward the success of 
this year than the Literary Societies; 
especially the Keystone Society, since 
this Society meets the needs of new as 
well as of old students, in that it serv- 
es as a means of entertainment and 
recreation, and also a very splendid 
means of self improvement. The So- 
ciety has thus far had the pleasure 

of initiating fifteen new members, and 
it is hoped that all other new students 
will realize the value in becoming a 
member of this Society. 

Friday night, September 8th, mark- 
ed a very interesting meeting of the 
Society. The first feature of the pro- 
gram was a Reading entitled "The 
Correction of Bennie," By Miss Eckert 
This was followed by a much enjoyed 
Piano Solo by Miss Bucher. The Re- 
ferred Question "What is the Message 
of September to the New Student?" 
was well discussed by Mr. John Her- 
shey, and the Recitation "Hustle and 
Grin" by Miss Arbegast was indeed 
an inspiration to the new student. The 
Select Reading entitled "Company" 
by Mr. A. C. Baugher was much en- 
joyed, also the Vocal Solo by Mr- 
Lester Meyer. The program was on 
the whole a very worthy one to begin 
•"lie new school year. 

On Friday, September 22nd, the 
newly electeed officers were inaugu- 
rated. They were: President, Eva 
Arbegast: Vice President, Melvim 
Shissler; Secretary, Mary Hiestand, 
and Critic, Prof. H. A. Via. 

A splendid program was then given 
the first feature of which was the in- 
augural address on the subject of "Ap- 
preciation," by Miss Arbegast. Fol- 
lowing this was the initiation of five 
new members into the Society. The 
program then rendered was as fol- 
lows—Piano Solo, "Au Matin," Flor- 
ence Moyer; Essay, "Is there any Se- 
cret in Success?", Melvin Shissler p 
Recitation, Sallie Miller; Music, "Car- 
ry Me Back to Old Virginny," -by a 
Mixed Quartette; Original Dialogue — 
Study Hour in Room 43— Henry Her- 
shey and Walter Landis ; Piano Duet„ 



Misses Moyer and Bucher. The Lit- 
erary Echo given by Reuben Fogel- 
sanger, as the closing feature of the 
program, proved to be most interest- 
ing, and was appreciated by all pres- 

Athletic Notes. 

Students when entering school 
should find some way in which to im- 
prove their bodies physically. Every 
student should realize that if they 
wish to have clear minds they must 
have strong and vigorous bodies. Our 
school offers opportunities for physi- 
cal development. 

Many of the students are at present 
thoroughly enjoying tennis. Most of 
the students have taken an active in- 
terest in it. We hope that before this 
school year closes all will become in- 

On the evening of Sept. 22 we were 

able to play a game of baseball. The 
line-up : 

Red Roses White Roses 

J. Hershey, p. & 2b H. Hershey, p. 
O. Hershey, 2b & p.Myer, c. 
Folgesanger, c. Shissler, cf. 

Seiders, ss. 
Long, If. 
Ekroth, ib. 
Shinkham, 3b. 
Sherman, rf. 
Graham, cf. 

Landis, ib. 
Ebersole, 2b. 
Taylor, 3b. 
Young, rf. 
H. Wenger, ss. 
Graybill, If. 

Runs scored: O. Hershey 4; J. Her- 
shey 2 ; Folgesanger 1 ; Long 1 ; Ek- 
roth 1; Graham 1; H. Hershey 2; 
Myer 1 ; Shissler 1 ; Landis 1 ; Taylor 
1; Final score: Red Roses 16; Whitt 
Roses 6. 

The various basket ball teams have 
started light practice under the guid- 
ance of the star players. They expect 
to have the teams in good condition 
by the opening of the season. 

/LL/\oL nLiu 

The Alumni Notes of this school 
year are to be written by a new and 
probably one of the youngest mem- 
bers of the association. We sincere- 
ly hope that all the fellow-members of 
this association will help to make 
these notes as interesting as possible 
by letting us know your whereabouts 
and of your successes. 

Mr. I. E. Oberholtzer '06, sailed to 
China as a missionary. 

Frances L. Olweiler '11, has gone 
back to Harverd University at Cam- 

The following are students at Juni- 
ata College this school year: Miss 
Floy S. Crouthamel '10. Messrs. Wal- 
ter Eshelman '12, E. G. Diehm '13, 
Albert Reber '13, and C. J. Rose. We 
sincerely extend to them our best 
wishes in their work. 

The University of Pennsylvania al- 
so has some of our alumni members as 
students; namely: I. Z. Hackman '07, 
Owen Hershey '15, Paul H. Engle '16, 
C. M. Wenger '16. To these also do 
we extend our best wishes. 

Mr. Lineaus Earhart '10, is principal 
of a high school at Conshohocken, Pa. 

Joshua Reber '14, has charge of com- 
mercial work in the high school at 
Williamsport, Pa. 

Miss Daisy Rider '10, takes a posi- 
tion as teacher of art at McPherson 
College, Kan. 

Mr. H. H. Nye '15, who took his A. 
M. degree at the University of Penn- 
sylvania, last June is back on College 
Hill teaching Sociology, History, Rhet- 
oric, etc. 

Mr. Jacob Gingrich '15, will enter 
Manchester College as a student. 

Mrs. Jennie Via '09, who was teach- 
ing Voice and Piona at Hebron Semi- 
nary, has charge of the Voice Depart- 
ment on College Hill. Her husband, 
Mr. H. A. Via is our Commercial Prin- 

Mr. H. H. Lehman '04, and wife of 
Pasadena, Cal., were visiting here 
Sept. 10, 1916. We were delighted to 
see some of the dlder members of our 

Mr. Holmes Falkenstein has a posi- 
tion as principal of the Downingtown 
High School. 

Miss Rebeka Sheaffer '13 has en- 
tered Ursinus College. 



Miss Ruth Landis 'i6, has entered 
Blue Ride College, as assistant teach- 
er in Commercial work. 

Miss Bertha Perry 'i6, has entered 
Mt. Morris College as assistant teach- 
er in the Voice Department. 

The following are teaching public 
school : Misses Grace Moyer '15, 
Naomi Longenecker '16, Ada Brandt 
'16, Ada Doutv'16, Anna Schwenk '16, 
Esther Falkenstein '16; Mr. Ephraim 
Hertzler '16. 

Mr. Lester Myer '16, has a position 
in the Brownstown High School. He 
will teach Physics and Chemistry, etc. 
Mr. Harvey K. Geyer '16, entered 
Lebanon Valley College Sept. 18, 1916. 

Miss Nora Reber '13, will complete 
her College Course at Mt. Morris in '17 

Misses Ada Brandt '16, Florence 

Miller '10 and Rhoda Miller '14, have 
been visiting friends and relatives 
here since the opening of school. 

A baby girl, Marian Iren, arrived 
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry 
Shank. Mrs. Irene Sheetz Shank was 
a member of the class of 1913. 

Mrs. Elmer Martin '09. Is the fond 
mother of a baby boy. Paul, born 
Sept. 6, 1916. 


Correction of error: 

In the July issue of "Our College 
Times" it was stated that Prof. J. H. 
Fries and Miss Gertrude Hess were 
married June 30. 1916. This news 
was gotten from the "North Ameri- 
can" which had the wrong date. The 
correct time was July 6, 1916. They 
were married by Rev. A. B. Barnhart 
at Hagerstown, Md. 

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What can we do with our school 
paper this year? This depends upon 
you and me. Do you realize that we 
have met to improve our paper? This 
■means patience and preseverance, the 
product is certain to follow. 

We want to make the school paper 
of this year better than ever before. 
This can be done if we, the assiciate 
editors, cooperate with the editor-in- 
chief. But to be more definite, the 
standards of a paper are largely what 
the criterions or the exchange editors, 
make them. Then, let us, editors, feel 
that we can do much for the paper if 
we cooperate, and interchange our 
thoughts mutually. We should do 

this in a kind and uplifting way and 
they will, we hope, be received in the 
same manner. 

Then we conclude that the true aim 
of the Exchange Department is, to 
improve your paper and ours by giv- 
ing and receiving suggestions, or in 
other words, we, the exchange editors, 
are to give and receive reciprocally. 
May we get the full benefit of this de- 
partment during the year. 

Thus far, we can acknowledge the 
receipt of only two papers, the Evan- 
gelical Visitor and the Carlisle Arrow. 
But we eagerly await the coming of 
many more. 


Elizabethtown College Lecture Course 
For 19 1 6--1 7 

Lecture — "The Four Largest Ships" 
Oct. 13, 1916, by Prof. W. A. Price of 
Highland Pork College, Des Moines, 

Lecture — "American's Destiny," No- 
vember 2, 1916, by Chancellor George 
H. Bradford, of Oklahoma. 

Lecture — "The Story of an Ash 
Heap," May 20, 1917 by Dr. C. C. 
Mitchell, a native of Pa. 

Lecture— "Eli and Dennis," April 5, 
1917 by Dr. Andrew Johnson of Phila- 

Cantata — Music Department of 
Elizabethtown College, Mrs. H. A. 
Via, Director, on May 10, 1917. 

Price of season ticket is $1.25. 

Proceeds will be used to purchase 
books for College Library. 



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VOIy. XIV Elizabethtown, Pa., November, 1916 No. 2 

When the Frost Is On the Punkin 

When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder's in the shock, 

And you hear the kyouck and gobble of the struttin' turkey cock, 

And the clackin' of the guineys, and the clucken' of the hens, 

And the rooster's hally-looyer as he tiptoes on the fence; 

O, it's then's the time a feller is a feelin' at his best, 

With the risin' sun to greet him from a night of peaceful rest, 

As he leaves the house, bare-headed, and goes out to feed the 

When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder's in the shock. 

Then your apples all is gethered, and the ones a feller keeps 

Is poured around the cellar floor in red and yellow heaps; 

And your cider makin's over, and your wimmern-folks is through 

With their mince and apple-butter, and theyr souse and sausage, 

I don't know how to tell it— but ef sich a thing could be 

As the Angels wantin' boardin' and they'd call around on me — 

I'd want to 'commodate 'em — all the whole — indurin' flock — 

When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder's in the shock. 

— James Whitcomb Riley. 


The Old, Yet New Thanksgiving. 

Inez E. Byers. 

Nearly three thousand years ago 
one of the oldest nations observed 
Thanksgiving Day. For a period of 
eight days the Jews ceased work to 
"eat, drink and be merry." In this 
time millions came into Jerusalem and 
many lived outside the walls in booths 
formed, of branches of the olive, pine, 
myrtle, and palm, decorated with 
fruits and flowers. 

The specific term of this season of 
thanks was known as "The Jewish 
Feast of the Tabernacles." The man- 
ner of celebration was of a two-fold 
nature, religious and artistic. There 
were many magnificent rituals in 
which this chosen nation manifested 
its ingenuity by combining beauty and 
grace with worship. The ancient pag- 
eants and music rendered by the choirs 
equal if not excell the greatest operas 
of to-day in originality, purity of 
thought and reality in production. 
These beautiful ceremonies were pleas- 
ing to the eye and satisfying to the 

Each household also had its wor- 
ship, sacrifice and banquet. Not only 
the head of the house but also each 
member of the family was responsible 
for the thanksgiving rite. The most 
royal king could not have been more 
dignified, or reverent than these Jews, 
young and old. The expression of 
thanksgiving from the hearts of this 
noble race is long to be remembered 
because it was the spirit which con- 

stituted the first season of thanks. 

Thanksgiving Day was also observ- 
ed by the Greeks in September. The 
grandest feast of all the year was held 
in honor of Demeter, the goddess of 
harvest. But the manners and cus- 
toms of celebration differed from the 
Jewish observation. Physical com- 
bats and rustic sports predominated. 
The people marched in long proces- 
sions to the fields where they cngagect 
in games and crowned all their house- 
hold gods with flowers. Perhaps the 
distinguishing feature between the 
Jewish and Greek Thanksgiving was a 
religious one. The Jews worshipped 
the true God, while the Greeks wor- 
shipped the gods. 

A similar thanksgiving was held by 
the Romans in the same month, in 
honor of the same goddess whose name 
they changed to Ceres. Most of their 
customs were borrowed from the 
Greeks. A strong contrast is found 
when these three thanksgivings are 
considered. The Romans and Greeks 
resorted more to form and outward 
expression, while the Jews experienced 
that real inward joy. Thus we find 
that the heart of man never lacks in- 
ward expression to his God in the true 

The significance of Thanksgiving 
Day may have been almost lost thro 
the centuries, until we find it again re- 
stored on American soil. The occa- 
sion at Plymouth is very familiar to 


all. Over two hundred years ago the 
first celebrattion took place in Ameri- 
ca. There were no cultivated farms, 
no money, no school houses, and no 
towns. The Pilgrim Fathers had to 
resort to naturel resources. They 
built log cabins out of trees, obtained 
from the forests ; they used shell beads 
for money; bartered trinkets with the 
Indians; and killed wild game for 
their food. But before the first long 
cold winter was over, many of the Pil- 
grims died from starvation and unac- 
customed conditions. The next spring 
those who were left, planted grain 
which they had saved. There was 
such a drought that the corn was 
stunted and famine seemed to stare 
them in the face. A day for fasting 
and prayer was held and for nine hours 
the people preyed unceasingly. That 
evening the sun set behind the clouds, 
a wind came up and by morning rain 
was pouring down. The crops were 
saved and a bountiful harvest resulted. 

Then Governor Bradford appointed 
a day for thanksgiving. Men were 
sent into the woods for game and wo- 
men busily prepared for the great day. 
The Indians, and especially their great- 
est king, Massasoit, were interested 
in these procedings. He and ninety 
men feasted for three days with the 
Pilgrims. They bestowed a present 
of five deer upon the governor and oth- 
ers. It was a day of friendly inter- 
course with their Indian brothers as 
well as with themselves. After a ser- 
vice was held in their little church, all 
went home to the best dinner ever 
held on American soil. 

The first English thanksgiving pro- 
clamation was not issued until some- 
time later when Edmund Andros, 

governor of New Amsterdam, (now 
New York) obtained control over the 
Dutch. At a council meeting June 7, 
1675 he ordered : — "That Wednesday 
ye 23rd of this Instant month, be ap- 
pointed throughout ye government a 
day of Thanksgiving and Prayers to 
Almight God for all His Past De- 
liverances and Blessings and Present 
Mercies to us, and to pray ye continu- 
ance and Encrease thereof." 

Twelve years later the Continental 
Congress ordered the first National 
Thanksgiving. This was in the fall 
of 1777, that historic year when Gen- 
eral Burgoyne surrendered to General 
Gates. The army at Valley Forge 
which had stained its way with blood 
observed Thursday the 18th of De- 
cember as a day of great rejoicing and 

In 1789 Washington, the first presi- 
dent of United States issued a procla- 
mation for the observance of Thanks- 
giving on November 26th. The day 
was to be devoted to "the service of 
that Glorious Being who is the bene- 
ficent Author of all the good that was, 
that is, or that will be." 

But it was not until the Civil War 
that this day became in any sense a 
national one. Before this time New 
England was about the only section to 
celebrate Thanksgiving Day. How- 
ever, when Andrew Jackson became 
president in 1865, a day for national 
thanksgiving was appointed and in- 
dorsed by proclamations from all the 
States not of the Confederacy. Many 
southern states were slow in its ob- 
servance but public sentiment finally 
grew until now this one day of the 
year is devoted to the reunion of fami- 
lies, the gathering of scattered friends, 


giving to Charitable Associations, ings, that the Jews, Greeks, Romans, 

visiting hospitals and prisons, and grandfathers and great-grandfathers 

national rejoicing over the gifts of have observed still seems to be with 

Providence. us on each new Thanksgiving Day. 
The spirit of all the old Thanksgiv- 

"Altho that first Thanksgiving Day- 
was years ago, 
And curfews for the loved have rung 
since then, 
As tonight I watch the dawning even- 
ing star, 
In my dreams I see the mansions 
Christ prepared in heaven for men — 
It is there tonight the absent kind- 
red are; 
It is there their feast is ready, and I 
hold the fancy dear 
That they often turn to earth their 
loving gaze, 
And perhaps they too, are dreaming 
as they see me sitting here, 
Of the sweetness of the old Thanks- 
giving Days." 



The Value of Studying Literature. 

Anna Ruth Eshelman 

Among all the studies and branches 
of study in the school curriculum or 
in any other phase of life there is 
none so valuable as that of the study 
of literature. The reading of good 
literature widens ; one's knowledge 
along any line and on any subject. If 
there is some certain line of work we 
wish to follow, we can gain more as- 
sistance from the reading of good 
books on that subject than from any 
other single source. The knowledge 
thus gained will not only help us to do 
our work but will help us to do it 
more thoroughly. Take, for instance, 
the farmer. Can he not learn how 
to till the soil better, and how to re- 
ceive more crops from his land, if he 
acquaints himself with some of the 
writings in good agricultural maga- 
zines? This not only it true in the 
case of the farmer, but it will also be 
true in any other. 

Then, too, the study of literature 
increases one's vocabulary. If we 
read good books, we ought to be able 
to converse well with any person 
whether he be higher up on the lad- 
der of success then we, or whether he 
be a rung below us. It ought to help 
us to converse with people of all 

Again, in the study of good litera- 
ture, we ought to learn to know our- 
selves. This is one of the greatest 

things in life, — finding one's self and 
then knowing one's life. 

Furthermore, it will give us new 
ambitions, and help us to think for 
ourselves. Though we study other 
men through their writings, we will 
really receive new ideas for ourselves. 
By receiving new ideas, and by think- 
ing for ourselves, we will develop a 
pleasing personality, which is a thing 
of priceless value in one's life. Take, 
for example, the writings of Thoreau 
Emerson, and Milton. Their produc- 
tions make us think for ourselves and 
thus we acquire an individuality. 

Again, we become acquainted with 
the greatest and best men of all ages 
by reading their thoughts. Though 
we did not live in their age and could 
not converse with them personally, 
we can receive their best and richest 
thoughts by reading their literature. 

Lastly, by studying the thoughts of 
the greatest men, we ought, indeed, be 
brought closer to our Maker, for our 
greatest selection of literature was in- 
spired by God. Hence, the studying 
of literature is valuable, because it 
widens one's knowledge on any sub- 
ject, increases one's vocabulary, helps 
us to know ourselves, gives us a pleas- 
ing personality, acquaints us with the 
best men of all ages, and brings us 
closer to our Maker. 



The Student Volunteer Band ot Elizabethtown 


Ezra Wenger 

One of the chief factors that is help- 
ing- to mould the future character of 
Elizabethtown College is the Student 
Volunteer Band. This Band was or- 
ganized in March, 1916. The Band 
is composed of consecrated young men 
and women who have dedicated their 
lives to the Lord's work. Each per- 
son who has prayerfully considered the 
matter and decide to join the Volun- 
teers is asked to sign the following 
declaration : 

"Whereas, My acceptance of Jesus 
Christ has brought me pardon and 
peace and responsibility, and my study 
of His Word and of the field has con- 
firmed my conviction that 'the Gospel 
is the power of God unto salvation/ 
I hereby dedicate myself to special 
missionary service in whatever way 
God may direct, at anytime, in any 
place, and at any cost." 

By special Missionary service is 
meant either of the following: Home 
or foreign missionary work, devoting 
life to church work, such as preacher, 
child rescue work, city mission work, 
or teaching in a Brethren's College or 
any other Bible School with a view of 
winning souls to Christ. It does not 
mean following any secular pursuit for 
financial gains. 

At the close of school in June, 1916, 
there were twenty-eight members in 
the Band. Only eleven of these have 

returned to school, however there are 
four new members. The others are 
either teaching or attending some oth- 
er College for further preparation. 

We understand that these volunteers 
are yet preparing for their life work 
but in the meanwhile they as a Band 
are active and doing noble work. They 
meet regularly at the end of each week. 
These meetings are conducted very in- 
formally. Every one may give a 
good thought or read a portion of 
scripture that has a particular mes- 
sage in it. Much time is also spent 
in prayer for the Band, the school, the 
church, the missionaries, and often for 
individuals. Primarily the purpose 
of these meetings is to get nearer to 
each other as members of the Band 
and to get closer to God. 

Much outside work is also being 
done . With few exceptions all the 
members are teaching in the outpost 
Sunday Schools. The Volunteers are 
always on the watch for sick people 
or shut-ins whom they visit and cheer 
up by singing and praying with them. 
The Band also sends flowers to sick 

At this time there are organized 
Bands in all the Brethren schools. 
These are all united and are called 
"The United Student Volunteers." To 
bring about a still closer union the 
General Mission Board has appointed 



Brother Merlin G. Miller, of Mt. Mor- 
ris, Illinois, as traveling secretary. He 

is now visiting the bands at the differ- 
ent schools of the brotherhood. 

The Traveling Secretary For the United Students 
Volunteer Band Visits the College 

Ezra Wenger 

On Saturday, October 21, Brother 
Merlin G. Miller, the traveling secre- 
tary for the United Student Volunteers 
of the Church of the Brethren, came to 
visit our school. His main object was 
to visit the Student Volunteer Band, 
but while here he attended and spoke 
at various other meetings. 

On Saturday evening he met with 
the Mission Study class. Since many 
of the members of this class are pros- 
pective volunteers he explained to 
them his mission. 

On Sunday morning Bro. Miller led 
the consecration services. He told 
us some of his experience which was 
very helpful to us. 

After Sunday School in town he 
preached in the College Chapel. His 
theme was "Hindrances to Becoming 
a Foreign Missionary." He said, 
"There are two classes of hindrances: 
real and imaginary. The greatest, 
however, are lack of spirituality and 

In the afternoon he visited the Out- 
post Sunday Schools at Newville and 
Stevens Hill. At the latter point he 
preched a sermon after Sunday School. 
His theme was, "What is a Man 
Worth?" His main points were (1) 
What did he leave? Riches, a good 
name, etc; (2) What did he live? Did 
he see opportunities?; (3) What did 

he love? Love can be very selfish. 

He preached another edifying ser- 
mon on Sunday evening in town. His 
theme was, "Christ's Cross and Ours." 
Among other things he said : 

"Our religion is the religion of the 
cross. Jesus was the originator of 
self-sacrifice. Real sacrifice is only 
self-forgetfulness. Our lives may be 
fraught with sacrifice and watered 
with tears, yet we are happy." 

On Monday morning Bro. Miller 
conducted the Chapel exercises and; 
gave a short talk on the Student Vol- 
unteer Movement; on Monday even- 
ing he met with the Volunteers. After 
stating some business he spoke very 
encouragingly to the Band. Besides 
the work the Band is already doing 
he suggested the following: Conduct- 
ing of Home Bible Classes for shut- 
ins, rendering of Missionary programs 
in other congregations, starting Mis- 
sion Study Classes, systematic giving, 
and sending delegates to conventions. 
We are glad to receive the greetings 
he brought us from other Bands and 
we sent ours in return. 

The visit of Bro. Miller will long 
be remembered because of the many 
messages of cheer and comfort he 
prought to us, Surely we thank God 
for such a worker and pray for Heav- 
en's richest plessings to rest on him 
and his work. 



HELEN G. OELLIG, Editor-in-Chief 


School Notes 

Eva Arbegast 
Melvin Shisler 

Ruth Bucher Alumni Notes 

Florence Moyer K. L. S. Notes 

Frances Ulrich Homerian Notes 

A. C. Baugher Exchanges 

John Graham Athletics 

David H. Markey Business Manager 

John Hershey Ass't Manager 

Ruth Kilhefner Art 

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Again the time is drawing near when 
we observe the national Thanksgiv- 
ing Day. This day includes all other 
holidays. We should be thankful for 
the Fourth of July, for Ascension Day, 
and for Thanksgiving Day. But this 
is not why we observe this day. Then 
the question naturally arises, why it 
is that we observe this day? The 
celebration of this day was thought 
appropriate and necessary by the peo- 
ple who laid the foundation of our 

nation. But in the manner in which 
we sometimes observe it we seem to 
have lost sight of the purpose of this 
day. It was intended as a day of 
praise and thanksgiving, we make it 
a day of feasting without even being 

thankful for what we eat. 

Do you feel an air of gratitude sur- 
rounding you? Are you sure that you 
do not only feel the effects of custom? 
We are so apt to be wrapped up in 
the customs of a community to such 
an extent that we really forget why 



we celebrate this day. Comparative- 
ly few people know why we observe 
Easter, Ascension, Fourth of July or 
Thanksgiving Day. Are you one of 
them? If you are, you are no leader 
in your community. You are not a 
moulder of proper sentiment concern- 
ing the observance of these days. 

When the Fourth of July is cele- 
brated expensive fireworks are dis- 
played, costly buildings are burned, 
and scores of lives are lost every year. 
Do you approve of this kind of cele- 
bration? The same it true at Easter. 
Then is the time for the display of the 
spring styles. A fit observance of the 
day indeed ! But now coming to 
Thanksgiving Day, why do you ob- 
serve it? As we have said above. Our 
forefathers thought it appropriate and 
necessary. The people who set aside 
a day for special thanksgiving must 
have felt as a little child when it re- 
ceives something from its parents. Its 
soul-transparent eyes seem to sparkle 
with gratitude. Its facial expression 
is a worthy credential of genuine 
thankfulness. You may ask what 
thankfulness means. It means more 
than custom-worn "thank you." It 
includes three things. First, we must 
show a spirit of appreciation for the 
thing received ; second, we must love 
the giver, and third, we must try to 
give something in return. It takes 
but a second to say "thank you," but 
years to live it. It takes but a moment 
to receive a rich gift from God but a 
life time to return something not half 
so good. 

Dear Fellow Students, are you 
grateful for the many privileges which 
you are enjoying daily? How do you 
express your gratitude toward your 

teachers? Do you give them a bou- 
quet of words as well as a bouquet of 
flowers occasionally? Do you appre- 
ciate the labor and toil which is bound 
up in the walls which make your 
home? Are you thankful and rever- 
ential to your parents who are willing 
to struggle thru long and tedious 
years in order that you may enjoy an 

One of our noted preachers upon 
one occasion said : "The best thing that 
I ever did for my children (who were 
then in school) was, to select a good 
mother for them." I think he was 
right. Do you appreciate your fath- 
er's good judgment? 

We should be thankful tliat we have 
something to do. It was when Alex- 
ander had no more worlds to conquer 
that he went the downward road. We 
should be glad for sunshine and rain, 
for fresh air and good lungs, for whole 
bodies and all our senses. It is said', 
that the Persian poet Saadi was com- 
plaining only once in his life and that 
was when he had no shoes, but when 
he met a man without feet he ceased 
complaining. Were you ever com- 
plaining about weak eyes or defective- 
hearing? Next time you will probably 
get a gentle reminder by meeting a 
blind man or perhaps an aged man 
who has lost his sense of hearing. It 
would be a good idea to follow the 
sentiment expressed in the following 
poem : 

"Suppose my little lady 
Your doll should break her head, 
Could you make it whole by crying, 
Till your nose and eyes were red? 
Then Avouldn't it be pleasanter 
To treat it as a joke, and say 
I'm glad it's dolly's head 
And not my head that's broke?" 



Make Thanksgiving Day mean more 
to you this year than ever before. 
Make it a day of praise rather than a 
day of feasting. It should be a day 
that all people can participate in, rich 
and poor. The poor cannot feast. But 
both rich and poor can praise. The 

sick in the hospitals, the poor in the 
slums cannot crowd tables with luxu- 
ries. But all classes can be thankful 
to the Giver of all things. 

Let us be thankful for our land of 
plenty, of peace and prosperity and 
national preservation. — A. C. B. 


These bright blue October days are 
the finest days of all the year for 
study. The invigorating air, the 
bright sunlight, the cool crisp morn- 
ings put one on his metal and should 
inspire us to do our very best. And 
did you ever think that the fall term 
is the best term for real study? It is 
•not interrupted like the winter and 
spring terms, so let us make every 
minute count. 

The Seniors expect their class pins 
in a few days. They are fine looking 
pins, too. 

How do you like our new cover de- 
sign? It is the work of Miss Ruth 

about it. 

If you like it, tell her 

The school had a very enjoyable 
outing at Donegal Springs several 
weeks ago. The historic place was 
full of interest to the students and 
Miss Myer greately increased our 
pleasure by relating legends that 
centre around the place. A number 

of very fine pictures were taken on 
the trip. 

Monday, October 16, Miss Brenis- 
holtz gave us a very helpful talk on 
"Table Etiquette." These talks are of 
great practical value if we take them 
in lividually. 

The outpost Sunday School work is 
fairly under way. The interest is be- 
ing revived and faithful workers labor 
e\ ery Sunday at Newville and Steven's 
Hill. We urge all students to attend 
as often as possible. 

The lovefeast of the Elizabethtown 
Church was held Sunday, October 15. 
Bro. John M. Mohler, of Mechanics- 
burg, officiated. About three hundred 
participated in the sacred rites. 

The students are eagerly looking 
forward to Thanksgiving, for this 
year the term vacation falls on 
Thanksgiving, thus allowing many to 
spend the day at home. 

The fijrst number of our lecture 
course was given Friday night, Oc- 


tober 13, by Prof. W. A. Price of 
Highland Park College, Des Moines, 
Iowa. His subject was "The Four 
Largest Ships." The ships were 
scholarship, airships, workmanship and 
worship. Prof. Price had his subject 
well in hand and we feel his lecture 
was worth while. 

Miss Helen Kline, a former student 
visited Miss Mildred Bonebrake for 
a few days. 

Mr. Lester Meyer spent Saturday 
and Sunday, October 14 and 15 on 
"College Hill." He is enjoying his 
work as a teacher in the Brownstown 
High School. 

"Didn't we have a fine time at the 
chestnut outing?" This was a com- 
mon query heard on College Hill on 
October 14. On that day the students 
enjoyed the annual chestnut outing. 
They went to Tea Hill, about three 
miles away. Prof and Mrs. Via were 
the chaperones. The students left 
school at nine o'clock. When they 
arrived at their destination they were 
allowed to hunt for chestnuts. Al- 
though not so many chestnuts were 
found, there was fun in plenty. The 
woods were gloriously beautiful. At 
twelve o'clock a delicious lunch con- 
sisting of sandwiches, cakes, pretzels, 
cheese, lemonade, etc., was served un- 
der the direction of Miss Myer. After 
dinner games were played. There 
were a number of cameras in the crowd 
and we feel the pictures taken will 
keep alive the memory of "a perfect 
day." We returned to school about 
three o'clock. 

We very much regret the illness of 
a fellow editor, Mr. Melvin Shisler. 
He was taken to his home by Prof. 

Ober and Mr. Baugher in Prof. Ober's 
automobile. That leaves this depart- 
ment of the paper with only one editor 
at present, therefore we ask your co- 
operation in keeping this department 
up to the standard. We wish Mr. 
Shisler a rapid recovery and hope he 
may return soon to school in good 

Saturday, October 7, the following 
students enjoyed a hike to Bainbridge 
— Misses Gertrude Miller, Ruth Kil- 
hefner, Inez Byers, Florence Moyer, 
Ruth Reber, and Eva Arbegast. They 
spent the day with Prof, and Mrs. L 
J. Kreider and had a royal good time. 

Miss K. to Mr. Hershey — "Some- 
how I can't get in the habit of calling 
you Mr. Hershey." 

Mr. Hershey — "Aw well, call me 
simple John, then." 

Mrs. Frances Leiter of Greencastle,. 
Pa., visited her daughter, Miss Kath- 
ryn Leiter, October 13 to 16 . 

Prof. Ober in Zoology class — "The 
tadpole is the cocoon of the frog." 

Bro. Chas. Baker and family of East 
Berlin, stopped on "College Hill" for 
a brief visit recently. 

Are you preparing to attend Bible 
Term? Make your arrangements 

Mr. Fogelsanger in Zoology — 
"House flies can walk up side down: 
as well as down side up." 

Have all you new students joined 
literary society? If not, get busy. 

Didn't the home folks appreciate- 
that number of "Our College Times" 
which you sent them? Of course 
they did. 



Miss Bohn in ZDology — "The tad- 
pole breathes by means of fins." 

Mr. F. to Miss Maupin— "Miss 
Maupin, what do yon sing?" 

Miss Maupin — "Na, Ne, Ni, No, 

Miss Ruth Kilhefner spent the 
week end at her home recently. 

Miss Barr has returned from a visit 
to her home. 

Mr. Taylor in drawing- class — 
"Miss Kilhefner, must I put such a 
fence around this picture?" 

Miss Meyer attended the State 
Sunday School Convention at York, 
Oct. 12. She heard Marion Lawrence. 
She reported a good, live meeting. 

Miss Bixler in Zoology — "The back 
of the snake is covered with snails," 
meaning scales. 

The new chandelier placed in the 
reception room by the Trustees is 
'greatly appreciated by the students. 
We felt the need of it for a long time. 
May be their generosity will inspire 
some one else to a similar deed. 

A student of last year, who is now 
teaching, wrote to one of her college 
friends saying: — "I have thirty-four 
pupils nine of whom are beginners. 
I tell you I certainly am proud of 
them. They are getting along fine. 
I really like teaching much better than 
I thought I would." We are glad to 
hear of the success of former students. 

Miss Myer appreciated the "man" 
that the Bainbridge druggist sent her. 

The basket ball season will soon be 
here. How many of you have joined 
the Basket Ball Association? We 
need your presence as well as your fi- 
nancial aid in this Association, 

Little Leah Leiter is growing to be 
a fine little miss. ( )ccasionally one 
may see a favored student wheeling 
her around in her carriage. But usual- 
ly her mother needs her at home. 

November 13 will be the anniver- 
sary of the founding of Elizabethtown 
College. A Committee is preparing a 
special anniversary program for this 
date. Won't you please come and 
help to make the sixteenth anniversary 
a success? 

On the morning of October 19 we 
had a very helpful Chapel talk on 
"Sociability and Refinement" by Prof. 
Meyer. His illustrations were apt and 
his advice kindly given. -We feel the 
students can profit by it if applied. 

A card from Prof, and Mrs. J. H. 
Fries informs us that they are enjoy- 
ing life very much at McPherson Col- 
lege, McPherson, Kansas. 

The Eastern District of Pennsylvania 
will hold their annual Ministerial and 
Sunday School meeting at Akron, 
Lancaster county, November 8 and 9. 
The program at hand promises a good 

Mr. Markey was heard to exclaim in 
public speaking class one day — "We 
are engaged." What did he mean? 

Rev C. R. Oellig of Waynesboro, 
Pa., visited Miss Helen G. Oellig at 
the College recently. 

We are sorry that the latest re- 
ports from Mr. Shisler are not more 
encouraging. We are hoping for bet- 
ter news soon. 

The sixteenth anniversary of 
the dedication of the College buildings 
will be held on the evening of Nov. 13. 
The program committee has secured 



Miss Mary H'ershey as reader, Mr. 
Walter Eshelman as orator, and are 
expecting- Prof. U. B. Yount to give 
the address of the evening. Come ! 
Tell your friends about it. 

Keystone Society Notes 

The real spirit of the K. L. S. was 
shown, when on Friday evening, Sep- 
tember 29th, the Society met in pub- 
lic session and in spite of the rain a 
large audience enjoyed one of the best 
programs which has yet been render- 

The first feature of the evening's 
program was a selection of music by 
the Chorus Class. The Declamation 
— "A Selection from Patrick Henry," 
by Ezra Wenger and the Recitation, 
"My Lost Youth" by Bertha Landis 
showed splendid preparation on the 
part of both speakers and received 
hearty applause from the audience. 
The Piano Solo, "The Shower of 
Stars" by Mary ffiestand was enjoyed 
by all. Then followed the chief fea- 
ture of the program, namely a debate, 
the question of which was "Resolved, 
That the United States is justified by 
keeping peace with Mexico as outlined 
by the present administration." The 
affirmative speakers on this debate 
were Inez Byers and A. C. Baugher; 
the negative speakers were Lester 
Meyer and John Graham. The points 
offered by both sides were well de- 
veloped and forceful ; the judges de- 
cided in favor of the negative side. The 
closing feature of the program was a 
vocal duet by Miss Florence Miller 
and Mrs. Jennie Via. 

The K. L. S. met in Public Ses- 
sion Friday evening, October 6th. This 

evening's program was devoted to- 
arousing a new and renewing the old 
interest in our Hoosier Poet, James 
Whitcomb Riley. 

The program was opened by tthe 
Society singing "Auld Lange Syne." 
The Recitation, "Little Orphan Annie" 
by Miss Gertrude Miller, and the Se- 
lections, "The Runaway Boy" and 
"The Twins" by Miss Ruth Kilhefner 
were very well given, and much enjoy- 
ed. All who heard the splendid sketch 
of the poet's life by Mr. Isaac Taylor 
must know the poet better than before. 
The Song "Just Be Glad," given by 
the Girl's Quartette was an inspira- 
tion to the Society. The Recitation 
"That Old Sweetheart o' Mine," by 
Inez E. Byers, received the hearty 
appreciation of the listeners, and the 
piano solo by Miss Anna Ruth Eshle- 
man was also much enjoyed. The 
real worth of the poet to each of us r 
was brought out in the Essay on 
"What Riley Means to Us." by Carl 
Smith. The closing feature of the 
program was a selection of music by 
the Boy's Quartette. 

This program is one worthy to be 
remembered both for its significance 
and for the splendid way in which 
each person performed his part. 


Athletic Notes. 

The pleasure of tennis and baseball 
games are over for sometime. The 
stars of the summer sports will now 
hibernate until the glad spring will 
again awaken them. 

Our minds shall now be attracted 

by the merry glee of the basket ball 

-stars. This is the most enjoyed game 

in the life of the students. We look 



forth to a very successful season. 
Many of the old stars are back in the 
line. The new material is developing 
very rapidly. We expect to have all 
the open places filled in a few weeks. 
During the first week in October we 
organized for the coming year as fol- 
lows : 

Pres.— Walter L. Landis. 

V. Pres.— Melvin Shisler. 

Sec— Ruth S. Bucher. 

Treas. — Reuben Fogelsanger. 

The first game of the season was 
played on Friday evening, October 13. 
It was indeed an interesting game 
throughout. Roughness featured the 
game and little passing was done. The 
"Invincibles" beat the "Eagles" by 
the score of 25 to 11. 

The line-up and score follows -. 

Fair G. Foul G. Tot'l 

Weaver, f 2 o 4 

Ebersole, f 2 5 9 

Landis, c 3 o 6 

Markey, g o o o 

J. Hershey, g 3 o 6 

Grand Total ..,..10 5 25 


Fair G. Foul G. Tot'l 

H. Hershey, f 1 6 8 

Engle, f i 1 3 

Fogelsanger, c. ...o o o 

Taylor, g o o o 

H. Wenger, g o o o 

Grand Total 2 7 II 

Fouls committed by "Invincibles" 
13, "Eagles" 16. Referee Graham; 
Umpire Zug; Time keeper E. Weng- 
er; Score keeper Schwenk; Time of 
halves twenty minutes. 

We expect our players to do more 
passing in the future as the coaches 
will give them more practice along 
that line. We hope that individual 
playing will be a thing of the past. 

Since the Alumni notes are rather 
scarce this month we will publish ex- 
tracts from letters written by Miss 
Bessie Rider 03, who is a missionary 
to China, and an Alumni of the school. 
She says, — 

"I have had considerable experience 
by this time riding donkeys and get- 
ting an insight into their natures, and 
I find that they differ just as human 
beings do— some good ones and some 
bad ones. Have had experiences with 
both. In our trip coming back from 
Liao Chow, (which is a three day's 
journey) I thought I had a splendid 
donkey as I started out, and he did 
act pretty nice for the first two days, 
but whether he was tired on the third 
day, or what was the matter with him 
I do not know, but he acted so ugly 
that I lost about all the good opinion 
I ever had of him. I didn't tell you 
though of the narrow escape I had at 
one place on our trip from Liao, on the 
way to Ping Ting. A great part of 
the distance is mountain travel, and 
in many places the mountain passes 
are very narrow and at the top of high 
precipices. Well, at one narrow 
place, just at the top of a huge preci- 
pice we came to a place where it was 

muddy, except clear out at the edge 
(and my donkey hated mud terribly,) 
so in order to avoid it he walked right 
out to the edge. Several of the 
Chinese men behind me evidently saw 
the danger, but not thinking that they 
were calling to me, my donkey went 
right on, though I did feel somewhat 
fearful at a place like that, and soon 
as he was past the dangerous place 
the ground fell down where the don- 
key had stepped. Had we gone down 
a place like that I think it would like- 
ly have meant sure death. How 
wonderfully I have seen the protecting 
hand of Providence since I have left 
you in America. It was manifest- 
ed on our return trip from Liao not 
only once, but several times. And as 
I recall experiences on our journey to 
China, together with these experiences 
I had since being here, it surely should 
add strength to one's faith. How 
good God is to us! 

Now, I will tell you of the flood we 
had several weeks ago. On Aug. 16th 
we had an exceptionally heavy rain. 
Am of the opinion that I never saw it 
rain quite so hard in all my life, and 
since some of our windows on the 
west side do not latch very well, — 



have windows on the French style, 
open like double doors — we had all 
we could do to hold the windows shut 
in our rooms upstairs, and it took all 
the strength we had at our command 
to hold them shut, while the rain was 
just pouring in against the windows. 
A great deal of water though, regard- 
less of all our efforts, gained entrance, 
so much so that it was necessary to 
walk around with rubbers at places to 
keeep our feet dry. But while we 
were having these troubles no damage 
was done, and things were soon clean- 
ed up. Little did we think, however, 
of the damage being done elsewhere. 
After the heaviest part of the rain was 
over as I stood out on the balcony I 
heard a roaring noise similar to that 
of the river at Liao after a mountain 
torrent, and wondered where the water 
could be, since we were too far away 
from the river to hear it so plainly, but 
soon Minerva called, and as I went to 
the scene I saw part of our wall torn 
out on the north end of the compound, 
and the water came rushing through 
there with great force, and this water 
— or at least part of it — together with 
water from other quarters, found its 
way to Vanimans' house, and arose in 
their living room and their other 
rooms down stairs to a depth of at 
least two feet. The school boys were 
not long about informing the doctor 
of conditions there, and they at once 
set to work getting things out of the 
house, and boxes, trunks, «tc, were 
sent up to our house to clean up. The 
things were sorted and the next day 
the boys had a large wash to get 
things cleaned up. The next day the 
Wamplers, a large number of the 
school boys, and we girls set to work 

to begin to clean up things as best 
we could, but oh ! things were in an 
awful mess. I doubt whether there 
was less than a horse-cart full of mud 
in the house. Their furniture could 
be fairly well cleaned up so that, it 
looked decent, their greatest loss be- 
ing in books and rugs. The wall to 
the north of their court was broken in, 
the big window to their living room on 
the north and the wall to another 
room was broken in. Word was sent 
to Bro. Vaniman on Thursday morn- 
ing as to the conditions at their 
house, for the Vaniman family and 
Emma Horning were still up on the 
mountains. Susie (Mrs. Vaniman), 
the children, and Emma eame in the 
evening and stayed at our house for 
a week or more while things were got- 
ten into fit shape in their own home 
for them to move in. 

At this time Brother and Sister 
Oberholtzer are on their way across 
the Pacific. At this time of the year 
it is not likely that they will have 
very rough sailing, for I think they 
have about the most desirable time of 
the year to come from that standpoint. 
I shall be delighted to meet them as 
they arrived at Peking. I will already 
be at the Language School when they 
arrive, for our class begins Sept. 15th, 
while the beginners' class will not be- 
gin till about Oct. 1st. Mr. and Mrs. 
Oberholtzer will arrive in Peking just 
about in time for their class as it be- 

With love and best wishes, I am 


Miss Elizabeth Grosh, of Lititz, Pa., 
has recently made a donation of $100. 
to the Alumni Endowment Fund of 


Elizabethtown College. Miss Grosh have been made very happy by the 

has been a very liberal friend of a coming of little Jacob Royer Meyer 

number of movements at this place, to their home on Oct 21. We extend 

This recent gift, as well as all former to them our heartiest congratulations 

gifts, have been much appreciated. and to Jacob Junior our best wishes 

Prof J. G. Meyer and Mrs. Meyer for a bright future. 

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The Exchange department is pleas- 
ed to notice the many school papers 
coming in this fall. 

"Spunk," the paper true to its name. 
We appreciate this paper for the many 
suggestions which help us to take care 
of our bodies. Every student should 
read this paper. The article entitled 
"Twisting the Tail of Destiny" is in- 
teresting as well as instructive. Read 

"If we work upon marble, it will 
perish, if we work upon brass, time 
will efface it; if we rear temples, they 
will crumble into dust ; but if we work 
upon immortal minds (souls), if we 
imbue them with principles, with the 
just fear of God, and love of fellow 
men, we engrave on those tablets 
something which will brighten to all 
eternity." Spunk— Daniel Webster. 

Notice in the "Oak Leaves" the edi- 
torial "Hello!" Read it! Put it into 
practice. We believe that this is the 
kind of spirit which should prevail in 
every student body. Why is it that 
so often the new students become 
homesick? Is it because the older 
students fail to do their duty? Would 
not a few appropriate cuts for the 
several departments help to make your 
paper more attractive? 

The "Philomathean Monthly' is 
very spicy. How often, do you an- 
nounce the marriage of the friends of 
your school? If it is only for the sum- 
mer, you certainly have had a fruitful 
season. Congratulations ! 

The true idea of a school paper is, 
according to the "College Rays," to 
express the truth of the school which 
it represents. 

Many school papers leave the im- 
pression on the minds of its readers 
that they represent a football or base- 
ball team. Others again seem to for- 
get to put any emphasis on athletics. 
Is it not best if a school can strike a 
happy medium and prepare its young 
men and women for practical living? 

Now come along fellow Exchange 
Editors. We stand for criticism. The 
editorial staff of our school paper are 
all "fellow travelers to the bar of criti- 
cism." By giving and receiving sug- 
gestions each can make his paper of 
a higher quality. We can do it if we 

"So near is grandeur to our dust 

So near is God to man. 
When duty whispers low 'Thou must' 

The youth replies T can.' " 



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VOL. XIV Elizabethtown, Pa., December, 1916 No. 3 

A Christmas Carmen 

Sound over all waters, reach out from all lands, 
The chorus of voices, the clasping of hands ; 
Sing hymns that were sung by the stars of the morn, 
Sing songs of the angels when Jesus was born ! 

With glad jubilations 

Bring hope to the Nations! 
The dark night is ending and dawn has begun : 
Rise hope of the ages, arise like the sun, 
All speech flow to music, all hearts beat as one! 

Sing the bridal of Nations! With chorals of love 
Sing out the war- vulture and sing in the dove, 
Till the hearts of the people keep time in accord, 
And the voice of the world is the voice of the Lord! 

Clasp hands of the Nations 

In strong gratulations : 
The dark night is ending and dawn has begun 
Rise hope of the ages, arise like the sun, 
All speech flow to music, all hearts beat as one! 

Blow bugles of battle the marches of peace ; 
East, West, North, and South let the long quarrel cease. 
Sing the song of great joy that the angels began, 
Sing glory to God and of good will to man ! 

Hark! joining the chorus 

The heaven's bend o'er us ! 
The dark night is ending and dawn has begun ; 
Rise, hope of the nations, arise like the sun, , 
All speech flow to music, all hearts beat as one! 

— John Greenleaf Whittier. 


The Value of Good Spoken English In 
Daily Life. 

Lore Brenisholtz. 

Good English is the language of cul- 
tured people, scholars and writers. It 
is important for parents to use good 
English and to begin teaching the child 
in his earliest years, the importance 
of choosing words which will most 
clearly and correctly express his 
thoughts. Without such training the 
child, upon entering school, will be 
handicapped by being unable to make 
an intelligent use of his text books. 
A person who has not had the ad- 
vantage of early training in the use of 
good English may, by hard work, ac- 
quire a knowledge of certain subjects, 
but it will be of little advantage to 
him without an adequate means of 
communication, and success in any 
profession will be impossible. The 
constant study and usage of good 
English develops and stimulates the 
mind to grasp new words and sub- 
jects. By the enlarging of one's vo- 
cabulary additional power, ability and 
self-confidence are secured. 

Any one who attempts to speak 
without the ability to say much in a 
short time will tire his listeners and 
fail to impress them with the import- 
ance of his message. 

In the business world nothing so in- 
spires confidence as a clear manner of 
speaking, whether it be the mechanic, 
the merchant, or one in a profession. 
The salesman who receives the prince- 
ly salary is the one who has spent 

' years in carefully choosing his words 
and his manner of presenting them. 
The preacher who has acquired the 
art of speaking without notes and who 
has a mastery of English that enables 
him to choose a subject and language 
suitable to his hearers is the one wko 
will win the most converts. The suc- 
cessful lecturer is the one who is able 
to use words and phrases that make 
the main points of his discourse re- 
main clearly and distinctly in the 
minds of his audience. 

The habitual use of good English 
enables one to preside successfully at 
club meetings or any formal gathering, 
and wins the admiration of those in at- 
tendance. The language of a person 
is indicative of his station and charac- 
ter. People who use good English 
give the impression of being cultured 
but careless English shows lax man- 
ners and morals. Habitual care in 
speaking will strengthen the mind and 
character, will make one thoughtful 
and less prone to form hasty conclu- 
sions. It will foster a desire and love 
for the best in literature and by this de- 
velopment one may appreciate the great 
minds in books, and cultured and 
scholarly people, thus ever growing 
toward a fuller appreciation of the 
best and most enduring things of life. 
Therefore one should spare no pains 
to use the best English, to refrain from 
using slang and the careless, incorrect 
use of words, and particularly to study 
the Bible for a simple, pure, and beau- 
tiful manner of expression. 


The Four Greatest Ships 

Ezra Wenger. 

One of the greatest cries of the day 
is the cry for scholarship. Every 
young man nd young woman needs it, 
the world demands it. We are living 
in an age of specialization and effici- 
ency. It is no longer safe to rely en- 
tirely upon our mental strength to its 
fullest capacity. 

We are taught that experience is 
our best teacher and we have nourish- 
ed this idea until we almost entirely 
depend on it. The great minds of the 
world have boiled down the experi- 
ence of many lives and are now offer* 
ing it to the ambitious young man and 
young woman in the form of a College 
or University course. In this way the 
average person can get in from five to 
seven years what his forefathers got 
by striving for it the greater part of 
their lifetime. 

Since the world now by its insisting 
upon thorough work demands this 
training, it becomes the duty of every 
person to equip himself properly so 
that he can meet the issues of the day, 
solve the problems of the age and be 
a help to society. The world in fact 
is demanding so much of us that un- 
less we are better and do things bet- 
ter than our ancestors, we are not as 
good as they were because we have 
better opportunities for preparing and 
equipping ourselves. Any person who 
does not avail himself of these oppor* 
trinities will before long come to that 
place in life where he will bitterly re- 

pent of it. 

"Hitch your wagon to the stars," is 
an old saying and some one has wisely 
and aptly added, "But keey your feet 
on the earth." In other w r ords have 
lofty ideals but do not let your ideals 
run away with you. There are two 
kinds of ideals : the high and low. 
Every person with a rational mind 
can have one or the other. His char- 
acter and future destiny is determined 
largely by the nature of the ideals 
which he holds. 

Experience has taught us that what 
people entertain they will attain. This 
is very easily explained: if a child, so 
to speak, idolizes his teacher and in 
every way longs to become like him 
the final outcome will be that he has 
absorbed the habits of his teacher and 
in many ways is like him. The 
thoughts and desires of a person will 
finally crop out and show to the world 
by actions the condition of the inner 

It is always better to wear out 
than to rust out. So much is being 
said of the training of -the mind that 
we sometimes lose sight of the fact 
that physical bodies need training and 
work also. While this is true in many 
parts of the world, we are proud to say 
that in the United States there are 
more people working until they are 
old than in any other country. We 
have abandoned labor by joining it. 

It is true that when we work hard all 



day we are much fatigued but then 
comes the blessedness of a good night's 
rest. In the morning we feel recre- 
ated and also have the satisfaction of 
knowing that we are supporting our- 
selves and have done something for 
humanity. It is really required of us 
that we should work because it is 
Nature's way by which she keeps us 
balanced. Any young person with 
ability should be ashamed to die be- 
fore he has done something worthy 
because his fathers and grandfathers 
have done so much. 

The greatest factor in our lives that 
helps us to amount to something is 
moral obligation. All the mental train- 
ing, all the anticipations and all the 
iphysical training and strength will 
avail nothing if there is not a deeper 
meaning. The Apostle Paul said, "All 

these things shall vanish away." 
Y\ henever we learn something new, 
soon newer things will come along and 
we must learn it all over again. If 
this be true, it remains for us to get 
something that will last. 

After all it is not the diploma we 
receive on graduation day that makes 
good. It is the person who receives it 
that must make good. All the dollars 
we accumulate by hard work will 
amount to nothing if we do not use 
common sense. We may know all 
about rocks and yet our hearts may 
be as hard as they. We may have 
great ideals but if we do not have 
Jesus in our lives they will not help 
us. Let us therefore get these things 
and with all our getting let us get 



The Value of Birds. 

Frances Ulrich. 

The average value of the corn, 
wheat, and oats crop of America for 
fifty-eight acres is $850. The birds 
have helped to raise it. \Vere it not 
for them the yield would very likely 
be less than half what it is. 

At a rough estimate, what is Ameri- 
ca worth financially as regards her 
birds? We individually pay two dol- 
lars to five dollars for a canary which 
gives us only pleasure, not services as 
do our native birds. Shall we say that 
at the very least robins are worth five 
dollars a pair? To every fifty-eight 
acres there are six pairs of robins. 
For those acres, in infinitely 
small part of our great America, we 
have a bird population worth $1740, 
double the product raised on the land. 
Can we compute the immense finan- 
cial value of our birds? In doing that 
we would still fall far short of their 
real worth, in that birds have an aes- 
thetic value not able to be reckoned in 
dollars and cents. 

As for the economical side our Gov- 
ernment has done wonders in teaching 
its citizens to look upon the birds as 
members of an important allied na- 
tion. The Government has happily 
taken a census of our feathered broth- 
ers. The results of this census show 
that robins are most numerous, Eng- 
lish sparrows hold second place, cat 
birds come fourth ; wrens and blue 
birds, our most valuable friends, stand 

Whether a bird is beneficial or in- 
jurious depends almost altogether up- 
on what it eats. 

Observing the birds in their feeding 
does not give conclusive results. Birds 
are often accused of eating this or that, 
when an examination of their stom- 
ach proves the report unfounded. 
This latter method, far more satisfac- 
tory and convincing has been adopted 
by the Biological Survey for its sys- 
tematic investigation of the food of 
our common birds. 

Naturally, when their accustomed 
food is lacking, birds eat what is most 
acceptable. Thus they sometimes in- 
jure the crops of farmers who have 
thoughtlessly or selfishly cleared away 
bird food by destroying trees, bushes 
and swamps. Most damage done by 
birds arises from this very cause. They 
have no other means of satisfing their 
hunger except by eating what has 
been left. This we should gladly and 
ungrudgingly (give them, since the 
majority of land birds feed almost en- 
tirely upon insects during the nesting 
period and therein lies their value to 
man according to economic interests. 

The robin, a general favorite, yet 
not so worthy as the bluebird, con- 
sumes about forty-two per cent, insects 
and fifty-eight per cent, small fruits. 

While the robin does take quite a bit 
of fruit, yet he prefers the wild and 
eats ten times more of that. On the 
whole, his worth overbalances his 



The woodpeckers are also regard- 
ed with some suspicion because they 
peck holes in trees. However, they 
rarely in any way damage a sound 
tree. On the contrary they are the 
best protectors a tree has. Not only 
are grubs a great favorite with wood- 
peckers, ants are also well liked, 5,000 
having been eaten by a flicker. 

Another much abused bird is the 
English sparrow. So great has the 
argument become that the Govern- 
ment has issued a special bulletin 
about it, which unfortunately was not 
obtainable. If the writer may give 
her personal views, she is a warm 
friend of that distrusted and hated 
bird. What sparrows live on is some- 
what hard to judge from observation, 
but it is certain that they devour an 
amount of obnoxious seeds and insects 
more than equal to the fruit or vege- 
tables they destroy. As to their de- 
struction of other birds, it is not so 
great as that of the jays, cowbirds, 
and others. 

Our most brilliant and one of our 
sweetest-toned birds, the Baltimore 
oriole, is a good friend of the farmer 
and fruit-grower, since its food con- 
sists chiefly of caterpillars. 

The common meadow lark is a great 
benefit to field during grasshopper 
season. This feathered 'friends feats 
seventy-two" per cent, insects, and the 
remaining per cent., mostly seeds. 

The red-winged black bird is often 
considered a nuisance, yet only thir- 
teen per cent, of their food has been 
found to consist of grain. Seventy- 
four per cent, is insects and the other 
thirteen, seeds of troublesome plants. 

Scientific research has done much to 
whiten the crows reputation. About 

eighty per cent, of its substenance con- 
sists of insects and grubs. The fact that 
it destroys corn, toads, snakes,, small 
birds, and even chicken eggs is not in 
its favor, yet these offenses can be 
guarded against somewhat. 

Birds of the titmouse family, though 
small in size, make up in numbers and 
energy. They are of immense service 
in devouring eggs and larvae which 
other birds pass unnoticed. Their 
diet is made up on sixty-eight per 
cent, animal and thirty-two vegetable 

The bluebird, perhaps more welcome 
than the robin, is very valuable for 
its destruction of grasshoppers. Beet- 
les form twenty-one per cent, of their 
food, caterpillars twenty, grasshoppers 
twenty-two, which in autumn run up 
to fifty-three per cent. Considering 
vegetable food, the blue bird is abso^ 
lutely harmless. 

The little wren, for all its gossipy 
ways, is the most industrious and 
beneficial. Its food consists of ninety- 
eight per cent, insects and two per 
cent, vegetable. For that remarkable 
record, it should be given every pos- 
sible inducement to increase and make 
friends with man. 

Suppose for a time the 13,000 kinds 
of birds living on the earth were sud- 
denly destroyed. The first thing we 
would notice would be iooo's and 10,- 
ooo's of caterpillars and maggots 
against which birds are most effect- 
ive. In just how many years crops 
would entirely fail, and with them the 
human race, cannot be said, but it 
would come surely and quickly . 

Little, infinitely little, do we real- 
ize the marvelous part birds play in 
the plan of things ! Surely, nothing 



in Nature is half so marvelous as the 
life of birds! Almost beyond human 
belief is the wonderful and mysterious 
passing of birds in the night. Thous- 
ands upon thousands of winged crea- 
tures, all sizes and colors, are passing 
— invisible to us unless by chance 
they cross the narrow path of light 
made by the moon, and even then we 
cannot see them without a telescope. 
Imagine a tiny wren flying onward 
through the blackness of the night, 
hour after hour, mile upon mile, now 
in company with a robin, then close 
to a great- winged heron ! Consider 
the golden plovers. The brave little 
wanderers complete yearly an amazing 
journey of 16,000 miles ! Even the 
tiny humming birds migrate; they, 
cover about 3,500 miles flying from the 
Arctic regions to Mexico. Is any 
fairy story half so wonderful? 

The beautiful lessons the birds give 
us in their migrating belong to the 
aesthetic value of birds, a side little 
regarded by most of us. Do we ever 
think what a dreary, uninteresting 
world this would be without the songs 
of 'birds, their gay flashes of color 
and their intenselv human actions? 

Birds give us far more inspiration than 
does any other living thing. How 
about the canaries we keep in cages? 
Would we be happy and tuneful were 
we denied our freedom? Could we be 
satisfied with a few seeds not of our 
own choosing and not enough water 
to take a refreshing bath? We con- 
sole ourselves with the thought that 
the canary knows no better. That is 
a debatable question. Again, are 
many of us gay and pleased to be out 
in cold weather even when warmly 
protected? How many times have we 
seen brave little song sparrows defy 
a snow storm, actually singing as 
cheerful as in summer time? Would 
we at any price give up Bryant's 
beautiful and inspiring "Lines to a 
Waterfowl"? These are values which 
can never be computed in dollars and 
cents. Are we so indifferent as to ne- 
glect these messengers of God? Let 
us increase our efforts a hundred fold 
in protecting Natures most import- 
ant citizens. Our Government has 
seen fit to make laws for their protec- 
tion. It is for us to aid in enforcing 
them and in making others realize the 
importance of birds. Will we do it? 



"I Told You So." 

Ruth E. Reber. 

"I told you so" is a phrase that is 
used daily. It seems to give people 
great pleasure to be able to say to 
someone who has made a mistake, or 
failed in some undertaking, "I told you 
so." Instead of saying" "I told you so" 
would it not be better to say to some- 
one who has trouble "I feel sorry for 
you," or ask to help them in some 

For instance, a young man who was 
just starting in business, was talking 
to an old man whom he had known for 
years. He was telling him about his 
new plans and methods he meant to 
try, and when he had finished speak- 
ing, the old man said "you better 
wouldn't try these new methods my 

son, the old ones are the best." The 
boy, however, used his new ones and 
it so happened that some of them fail- 
ed. Then was the old man's time to 
say "I told you so" and he certainly 
said it, looked it, and thought it. Now 
it would have helped the young man 
more, and made it mode comfortable 
for every one if he had said "I feel 
sorry for you, and I hope you will 
come out all right." 

"I told you so;" just watch yourself 
.■nd see how many times you say it, or 
look it, or think it, a think which is 
just as bad. Just watch and see how 
many people you can help by giving 
a word of cheer instead of that pessi- 
mistic "I told vou so." 


Laughter ! 'tis the poor man's plaster, 
Covering up each sad disaster. 
Laughing he forgot his trougles, 
Which, though real, seem but bubbles. 
Laughter! 'tis the seal of nature 
rtamped upon the human creature. 
Laughter, whether loud or mute, 
Tells the human kind from brute. 
Laughter ! 'tis Hope's living voice 
Bidding us to make our choice, 
And to call from thorny bowers, 
Leaving thorns and taking flowers. 



HELEN G. OELLIG, Editor-in-Chief 


School Notes 

Eva Arbegast 
Melvin Shisler 

Ruth Bucher Alumni Notes 

Florence Moyer K. L. S. Notes 

Frances Ulrich Homerian Notes 

A. C. Baugher Exchanges 

John Graham Athletics 

David H. Markey Business Manager 

John Hershey Ass t Manager 

Ruth Kilhefner Art 

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In these days of war and turmoil 
one hears the subject of preparedness 
being discussed on every side. For 
sometime it has been a much discus- 
sed issue not only within the walls 
of State, but also in the schoolroom, 
lawyer's office, and yes, even from the 
pulpit. But ah, the statesman, pro- 
fessor, lawyer, and preacher are speak- 
ing of military preparedness. It is a 
much greater issue in which we at 
Elizabethtown College are interested. 
We hear very little of being prepared 

for war. The motto of our school is, 
"Educate for Service." So we hear 
from platform and class room, "Be 
prepared," but not for war, but — "for 
life and service." One of the most 
striking talks ever given in our mid- 
week prayer meeting was on being 
prepared for life. The speaker said 
that so often we hear the question ask- 
ed of a person, "Was he prepared to 
die?" But how seldom do we hear, 
"Is he prepared to live?" If one is 
prepared for life, death need cause no 
concern ; it will only be a transition 



from a lower life, into a higher, better 
nobler life. If it is life, then, for which 
we must be prepared, the question 
naturally follows, "How shall we pre- 
pare for life?" 

In the first place, every man and wo- 
man must be in a state of physical 
preparedness for the battles of life. 
Most of us have been given by the 
Creator good, strong, healthy bodies. 
Our first duty, then, in becoming pre- 
pared for life is to develop these physi- 
cal bodies. Some one has said that 
man's first duty is to be a good animal. 
Some of the things necessary for de- 
veloping a strong body are sunshine, 
fresh air, exercise, nourishing food, 
healthful surroundings. All these may 
be had in abundance on College Hill. 

Then, too, freedom from bad habits 
is necessary to physical perfection. -If 
we .have been indulging in bad habits 
let us stop at once. We have been 
told again and again that boarding 
school is a most auspicious place for 
breaking bad habits. Let us give it 
a trial. We owe it not only to our- 
selves and those about us to develop 
perfect physical bodies, but also to the 
coming generation. The young men 
and women of to-day will be the fath- 
ers and mothers of to-morrow. They 
owe it to those children of to-morrow 
to be physically prepared for the high 
calling of parenthood. 

Not only is physical preparedness 
necessary to a wholly uccessful life 
but also mental preparedness. The 
world as never before is demanding 
men of training. The days of our 
grandfathers are past. We no longer 
hear of men attaining high positions 
without brains to back them. For in- 
stance, the medical profession de- 

mands years of careful scholastic and 
hospital training, the teaching profes- 
sion is being filled by men and women 
trained in normal schools and colleges 
for that work and is not being filled 
by the one who can wield the rod most 
effectually. Likewise, the ministry is 
beginning more and more to demand 
men of thorough intellectual training. 
And so it is in all departments of life, 
scholarship is being demanded. This 
is not unreasonable when we consider 
the facilities for obtaining an educa- 
tion which are ours. High School 
training is offered to nearly every boy 
and girl. It does not stop there. High- 
er schools of learning are numerous 
and easy of access. Financial inabili- 
ty to go through college is no longer 
a legitimate excuse for the lack of a 
college course. There is no school 
that will not give the ambitious boy 
and girl a chance. So for these rea- 
sons we owe it to the world to be in- 
tellectually prepared for life. Again, 
boarding school offers opportunities 
along this line. Our school we con- 
sider just the place to secure intellect- 
ual training. Our graduates are hold- 
ing their own in the various walks in 
life into which they have entered. 

Not only is physical and mental pre- 
paredness necessary but 'also 1 moral 
and spiritual. The man who develops 
his body to the neglect of his mind is 
a mere animal. This was not the de- 
sign of his creation. Such a man is 
not properly balanced. If his mind is 
developed to the neglect of his body 
he is again unproperly balanced. But 
the man who is a physical giant, a 
mental wonder is still lacking in sym- 
metry. Just as surely as a man is a 
three-fold creature— body, mind, and 



soul so surely must he be physically, 
mentally, and spiritually developed in 
order to be a perfectly balanced man. 
Man was created in God's own image. 
We read that a soul is worth more than 
the whole world. How vastly import- 
ant then it is for us to be concerned 
about our spiritual preparedness for 

Taking Jesus Christ into our lives is 
the first step in spiritual growth. A 
well rounded spiritual nature is not 
attained in a da)'- but is the result of 
pure thoughts, right speech, and noble 
acts. Our souls do not develop with- 
out care anymore than our bodies or 
minds, but by making Christ king and 
by being in constant communication 
with Him we may have continued 
soul growth and grow in His image 
and likeness. The opportunitites for 
attaining a state of spiritual prepared- 
ness are many. We have often won- 
dered how men and women can live on 
College Hill for three or four years 

and not absorb the religious atmos- 
phere of the place. But there have 
been those here who did that. Then, 
too, we have often wondered how soon 
the time will come when such an one 
will say, "I am so sorry that I did not 
take advantage of those opportunities," 
for that time will surely come. 

It we keep in mind the motto of our 
school "Educate for Service,' 'there 
is not much danger that we prepare 
along one line to the neglect of the 
other two. If we go through our 
school years determined that they 
shall be the means of preparation for 
life we will take advantage of all op- 
portunities for physical, mental and 
spiritual culture. With strong bodies, 
clear minds, and pure hearts, the 
world lies before us. Let us, there- 
fore, go out into it with a conscious- 
ness that we are prepared to make a 
life "rich, sweet, and beautiful, unmar- 
red by strife." 


, w- s - 


Christmas will soon be here. Are 
you getting ready? Do your Christ- 
mas shopping early. 

On October 27 Prof. Schlosser gave 
us a very inspiring talk on"The Ad- 
vantages of a Small College." The 
subject was ably discussed and every 
one appreciated his talk greatly. 

On October 25 and 26 the Lancaster 
Count}- Sunday School Association 
met in Lancaster. Among those in at- 
tendance from College Hill were Prof. 
Schlosser, Prof. Ober, Miss Meyer, 
Messrs. Baugher, Wenger and Weav- 
er. They brought many helpful sug- 
gestions from the convention. 

We were very glad to have Miss 
Martha Schwenck, a former student, 
in our midst recently. She was on 
her way to Philadelphia, where she is 
in training at one of the hospitals. 

We are surry to say that another 
student was forced to leave school for 
the present, viz., Miss Sara Moyer. 
Miss Moyer is at her home in Lans- 
dale resting. W T e expect her back on 
College Hill before the year is over. 

Misses Margaret Oellig and Alice 
Reber recently visited at the home of 
the Misses Young. 

Recently several of the students had 
planed to take a walk. They were 
scheduled to leave at two o'clock. 
About ten o'clock Miss Longenecker 
glanced at the clock and sighed. On 
being ask the cause for the sigh she 
said "Oh it's so long till two o'clock." 

Mr. F. to Miss R.— "Miss Reber, I'm 
going to have the reception room Sat- 
urday night." 

Miss R. — "You mean thing, I want 

A very beautful pantomine entitled 
"My Faith Looks Up to Thee" was 
recently given in society by four of the 

The boys in Memorial Hall have 
been having considerable sport with 
an opossum which was captured by 
Mr. Shinham. The opossum was used 
as a live model by the drawing class. 
Later one of the boys mounted the 
animal for the museum. 



Mr. H. Hershey in Chemistry — "Say 
hand me that consecrated sulphuric 
acid, will you." 

Have you seen the class pins of the 
.Seniors? They are quite a neat little 
pin. They were purchased from Mr. 
Reisner of Lancaster, 

Miss Naomi Longenecker of Pal- 
myra, was a recent visitor on the hill. 
She reports great interest in her work. 

We are glad to notice the increasing 
interest in the literary societies. We 
believe our students are beginning to 
realize the value of the training that 
one receives in societies of this kind. 
We would urge that anyone who has 
not yet joined will do so before the 
end of the fall term. 

Prof. Via to Miss Souder,— "Miss 
Souder, how do you divide one frac- 
tion into another?" 

Miss Souder, (quickly)— "Upset the 
denominator and multiply." 

Sunday. October 29, the following 
persons from Maryland visited Prof 
and Mrs. Schlosser: Prof and Mrs. 
John Royer and daughter Pauline; 
Mr. and Mrs. S. Weighbright and 
daughter and Miss Jennie Weigh- 

Miss Sallie Miller visited at her 
home in Myerstown recently. 

Mr. J. Hershey to Miss Bucher— 
"Miss Bucher, I'm going hunting to- 

Miss Bucher — "I don't care." 

Mr. Hershey— "Well if I go away, 
you wont have any roommate." 

Prof. Meyer in Arithmetic — "Mr. 
Brubaker, why does this town need 
$132,000 in taxes? 

Mr. B.— "Because they don't have 

Miss F. Moyer— "I like big boys." 

Miss K.— "So we notice." 

Miss M. (in confusion) — Oh well I 
mean I like big boys when they're 

Miss Vera Laughliri was visited re- 
cently by her father and sister of 
Shady Grove, Pa. 

The Volunteer Band was greatly 
strengthened by the visit of Merlin G. 
Miller, travelling secretary of the Unit- 
ed States Volunteer Movement of the 
Church of the Brethren. He gave 
several inspiring messages. Since his 
visit several more have signed the 

Did you wonder why Prof. Meyer 
smiled so broadly on Monday, Octob- 
er 24? Well I'll whisper the secret 
to yon. On Saturday, October 22, a 
bouncing baby boy, Jacob Junior, made 
its appearance at the Meyer home. 
Do you wonder then that Professor 

The lecture, "America's Destiny" by 
Chancellor George H. Bradford of 
Oklahoma, was one of the strongest 
lectures ever given on College Hill. 
Chancellor Bradford was with us, 
Thursday, November 2. There was 
not a Avord of foolishness in the entire 
lecture. Every word counted. He 
held his audience almost soell bound 
for over an hour. Such lectures are 
almost invaluable to one. 

Several of the boys went hunting 
the beginning of the season. As a re- 
sult some of us had a rabbit dinner, 
and it was good, too. 

Quite a bit of spirit was manifested 
in the recent election on College Hill. 
The majority seemed to favor Wilson. 
Mr. Graham was his main advocate. 



Messrs. Henry and John Hershey 
were hunting in Chester county the 
first week of the rabbit season. They 
were very successful. Together the)- 
shot thirty-seven "cotton tails" in two 
and a half days. 

"Wasn't it the best social we ever 
had." This remark was heard by the 
editor after our Hallowe'en social, 
Tuesday, October 31. and truly it was. 
The social committee had worked 
faithfully and at five o'clock the stu- 
dents assembled in Music Hall where 
they found "partners." After that they 
were escorted to the library where the 
social was held. There tb^ found all 
sorts of games to be done, which they 
thoroughly enjoyed. Then at six thir- 
ty everybody went to the dining room 
which had been decorated for the oc- 
casion with pumpkins, leaves, crepe 
paper, etc. A splendid lunch consist- 
ing of sandwiches, pretzels, nuts, ap- 
ples, pumpkin pie, cakes and cocoa 
was served. Miss Meyer acted as 
toast mistress. Speeches were made 
by Prof. Leiter, Mr. Via and Miss 
Maupin. Miss Gertrude Miller re- 
cited "Little Orphan Annie," and then 
Miss Brenisholtz recited a short se- 
lection. Prof and Mrs. Via sang for 
us. The last song "E'town will shine 
tonight" saw everyone smiling his 
best and we are sure the social com- 
mittee felt repaid for their efforts be- 
cause everyone had such a royal good 

The "mock trial" given at a public 
program of the Keystone Literary So- 
ciety attracted quite a crowd. To 
judge by their applause they thorough- 
ly enjoyed it, too. "Si Mossback" was 
the culprit He was tried for stealing 

"a brand new, made in the factory, 
1918 model, six-cylinder Ford." While 
the trial was somewhat humorous, we 
feel it was instructive as well, because 
many people do not know how a tria# 
is conducted. The work was entirely 
original. Prof. H. A. Via was the di- 

Children's Day services were held 
in the Elizabethtown Church of the 
Brethren, Sunday, November 5. The 
main speaker of the afternoon was W. 
K. Conner of Harrisburg. There was 
special music by a double trio. The 
children showed that they had been? 
given splendid training" and we wish* 
to congratulate the directors of the ser- 

Sunday, October 29 seemeed to be 
visitor's day on College Hill. Sever- 
al of the students received surprise 
visits from the "home folks." Mr. and' 
Mrs. Luther Leiter of Greencastle, 
visited their daughter, Kathryn. Mr. 
and Airs. Brown Oellig of Green 
Castle, visited their daughter Margaret 
and Miss Eva Arbegast had as her 
guests her mother and sister of Me- 
chanicsburg, and her brother of Al- 

holding a large pink paper in his hand^ 
— "Mr. Groff is that a Wilson or » 
Hughes ballot?" 

Mr. Groff— "Neither, it's the en- 
trance blank to a dog show." 

Prof. Nye in Rhetoric— "Miss Kil- 
hefner, give a sentence with the word 
"beside' 'in it. 

Miss Kilhefner then gave this con- 
fession — "Beside the boys we walked 

The Day After the Election 

Miss Myer to Mr. Groff (who was 



November 4 and 5 Professor's Ober 
and Schlosser conducted a Bible Insti- 
tute at Black Rock, Pa. Prof. Ober 
spoke along the line of Sunday School 
Pedagogy. Prof. Schlosser taught the 
first epistle of John. Messrs. Baugh- 
er, Baum and Wenger also attended 
the institute. 

One morning at breakfast Mr. 
Wenger passed the mush to Miss Kil- 
hefner who sweetly said, "No, thank 
you, pass it to the girls first." 

We are indeed glad to report that 
our fellow editor Mr. Shissler is again 
back on "College Hill." He has en- 
tirely recovered from his illness and 
expects to resume his editorial duties 
next month. 

Miss Meyer visited at her home in 
Bareville, November 11 and 12. 

Prof. Nye gave us a very inspiring 
Chapel talk on November 13. His 
subject was "The Relation of Good 
Manners to a Community." 

The editorial staff is preparing some 
splendid surprises Tor the readers of 
"Our College Times." Every one 
wants to see that his subscription is 
kept up. 

The anniversary exercises held in 
the College Chapel, Monday evening, 
November 13, proved to be of great 
interest. Our school has reached her 
sixteenth year. The one idea that 
seemed to predominate throughout the 
program was to make the next year 
even more successful than the preceed- 
ing years. The program was opened 
by an invocation by J. W. G. Hershey 
of Lititz. The Choral Union of the 
College then sang "O Praise Ye the 
Lord." Miss Mary Hershey then re- 
cited "The Doctor's Story" in that 

pleasing manner of hers. Mr. W. F. 
Eshelman, who is a student at Juniata 
College gave a masterly oration "The 
Tragedy of Life.' The principal ad- 
dress of the evening was given by 
Prof. J. W. Snoke of Lebanon. His 
subject was "Signposts on Life's High- 
way." Every one of the speakers had 
a vital message to give. A trio of 
ladies sang "Come Little Leaves." 
The Choral Union rendered the last 
feature on the program, an anthem en- 
titled "Hide Me O My Savior." The 
Committee who prepared the program 
deserve great credit for securing such 
able speakers. 

Hurrah for "Olive and Maroon." 
A number of our students and teach- 
ers attended Lancaster County Insti- 
tute at Lancaster. 

Among former students at the anni- 
versary program we noticed Misses 
Ruth G. Taylor, Edna Hoffer and Mary 

The Ministerial Sunday School and 
Missionary Convention held recently 
in the Akron Church was very success- 


Keystone Society Notes. 

On Friday night. October 20th, the 
Keystone Literary Society met in pub- 
lic session. 

At this meeting the newly elected 
officer were inaugurated as follows : 
President, J. Harold Engle; Vice 
President, Isaac Taylor; Secretary, 
Ruth N. Kilhefner; Critic, Floy G. 

The inaugural address on the sub- 
ject "Keep Smiling," was then given 
by Mr. Engle, after which the follow- 
ing program w r as rendered : Music — 



"Soldier's Chorus" from Faust, Chorus 
Class ; Declamation, Mr. Carl Smith ; 
Impromptu Class, Miss Anna Ruth 
Eshelman ; Trio — "Promenade," Miss- 
es Bucher, Mover, Eshelman ; Liter- 
ary Echo, written by Miss Phoebe 
Longenecker, read by Miss Ruth Buch- 

Our heartiest welcome to all the 
visitors who helped to fill up Society 
Hall, Friday night, November 3rd, the 
night of our notable Mock Trial. We 
bid you come again and enjoy our 
other programs with us. 

The first feature of this program 
was a Piano Duet entitled "Wedding 
March," by Miss Bucher and Mr. 
Engle. This was followed by a very 
splendid and much appreciated Liter- 
ary Echo, by J. Harold Engle. The 
Vocal Solo entitled "The Holy City," 
by Mrs. Via, was thoroughly enjoyed 
by -every one. 

At this point the Sheriff summoned 
the Court to assemble in regular ses- 
sion. The case before the Court to be 
tried was that of Si Mossback, who 
was accused of stealing a six-cylinder 
made in the factory, nineteen eighteen 
model Ford, for the purpose of escape 
ing to be married. The chief charac- 
ters in the trial appeared as follows : 
Judge — Prof. Via ; Prosecuting Attor- 
ney — Mr. Archibald Greenback — Reu- 
ben Fogelsanger; Prosecuting Witnes- 
ses — "Just Plain Jim" — Mr. David 
Markey, and Chief of Police Tangle- 
foot — Grant Weaver ; Defense Attor- 
ney — Miss Samantha Seeds — Eva V. 
Arbegast; Defense Witnesses— Hanni- 
bal Hambone — Isaac Taylor, and De- 
borah Hepsibah Crackertop — Florence 
Moyer ; Prisoner — Si Mossback — R. 
Elam Zug; Chief Spokesman of the 

Jury — Mr. Honey funkle — Walter Lan^ 
dis ; Sheriff Waybrier — Arthur Beet- 
em ; Other Jurymen, Assistant Attor- 
neys and Secretaries. After altogeth- 
er convincing and unquestionable evi- 
dence had been duly expounded and 
expostulated, by the Attorneys and 
Witnesses of both sides, the prisoner 
having plead "not guilty," the jury was 
conducted to the jury room to decide 
on its verdict. At first consideration 
the prisoner was pronounced guilty of 
murder in the first degree, and was 
given his choice of a sentence for life 
imprisonment or capital punishment. 
But since the prisoner was not on trial 
for murder, but simply for stealing a 
six-cylinder, rhade in the factory, 
brand new , nineteen eighteen model 
Ford, the judge informed the jury that 
it must recall its verdict. After re- 
considering the case, the jury decided 
that the prisoner had always been an 
honest, upright fellow and therewith 
set at liberty. The Court was then 

Homerian Society Notes. 

The Homerian Society cannot boast 
of its size this year. The work, how- 
ever, has been interesting and instruc- 
tive. The following active members 
have been received into the society: 
Messrs. John Hershey, Henry Her- 
shey, David Markey, Grant Weaver, 
and Prof.- H. A. Via, Misses Ruth 
Bucher and Helen G. Oellig. Mrs. 
Jennie Ma is an honorary member. 

At a private program recently 
Messrs. Weaver and Markey were call- 
ed upon for extemporaneous speeches. 
The former spoke on the subject: 
"Why do so many accidents occur at 
the beginning of the hunting season?"; 



the latter on, "The advantages of a 
three months canvass compared with 
the same time spent in school." Both 
gentlement acquitted themselves well. 

A public program was rendered Nov. 
10, it was as follows : Opening prayer — 
Chaplain, D. H. Markey; Piano solo — 
"Ye Banks and Braes," Ruth Bucher; 
Essay, "The Value of Birds" — Frances 
Ulrich ; Song, "Juanita" — Society; De- 
bate, Resolved, That Wilson's policy 
concerning the recent railroad difficul- 
ty was pustifiable. The affirmative 
speaker was John Graham, the nega- 
tive, David Markey. The judges de- 
cided in favor of the negative. The 
debate was interesting and spirited and 
we felt sorry that both sides could not 
win. Vocal Solo, "Sing, Smile, Slum- 
ber"— Mrs. Jennie Via. The speaker 
then delivered his retiring address, his 
subject being, "Struggle Begets 

We were delightfully entertained 
during the social hour by Mr. P. H. 
Engle's '16, singing "Mother Machree" 
and "Somewhere a Voice is Calling." 

This meeting was voted a success 
by those present. We are looking for- 
ward to another interesting debate on 
Dec. 15. The question is another one 
of present day interest and importance. 
Come and hear it. 

Athletic Notes. 

The pleasures of outdoor athletics 
are now about at a close. The cold 
weather has caused most of the stu- 
dents to keep themselves a large part 
.of the time, inside. They will much 
miss the long jaunts which they had 
taken into the country before the cold 
weather had come. Thev are then 

compelled to seek some other means 
by which thy will be able to dismiss 
the cares brought on by long and tire- 
some hours of study. 

The chief game which most of the 
students are engaged in is that of Bas- 
ket Ball. The ladies are given several 
nights a week for Basket Ball and the 
gentlemen the others. The boys are 
divided into groups. The student 
boys as a whole and the Seniors who 
boast that they have the best team in 
the school. It may be said that near- 
ly every boy has been taking an active 
part in it. They seem to realize that 
it is a splendid way to attain good 
health. The boys in general have had 
some splendid games which were en- 
joyed by all. They resulted in the fol- 
lowing scores 26 — 22 and 26 — 20. 

The Seniors have been training for 
the last several weeks as they wish to 
make a fine reccord during the coming 
season. They have been practicing 
chiefly on passing and the various sig- 
nals. They used one hour each Mon- 
day night for two weeks previous to 
Friday night, November 10th, when 
the game was played. Captain Eber- 
sole's men passed the ball at will and 
took things easy throughout. 

Final score: Seniors, 27; Juniors, 13. 
Referee, Zug. Timer, Schwenk. Scor- 
er, Kreider. Time of halves, 20 min. 

The ladies have been making great 
improvement in playing. They are 
under the instruction of their Physic- 
al Director and we hope to be able by 
the next issue to publish some of their 

The anniversary of the founding of 
Elizabethtown College was celebrat- 
ed Nov. 13. The following alumni 
took important parts on the program : 
Miss Mary Hershey, '15, from Lititz, 
as reciter and Mr. Walter Eshelman, 
'12, from Juniata College, as orator. 

The following of our alumni have 
visited the College since our last is- 
sue: Mr. C. L. Martin, '12, of Pitts- 
burgh, Pa., Mr. Lester Myer, '16, of 
Brownstown, Pa., and Mr. Paul H. 
Engle, '16, of Philadelphia, Pa. 

Miss Ryntha Shelley, '15, will enter 
Juniata College the coming winter 

Mr. L. D. Rose, '11, of Windber. Pa., 
is serving his second term as principal 
of the schools at Eureka No. 37, Cam- 
bria county. The following is quoted 
from "The Daily Tribune" published 
at Johnstown : 

MIXE 37, Nov. 3.— Two first-aid 
crews from the local school are at- 
tracting considerable; attention from 
experts in this work. The youngsters 
under the tutelage of L. D. Rose, the 
teacher at the school and an American 
Red Cross First-Aid man, have rapid- 
ly become proficient in the work and 
are familiar with the problems used 
in first-aid contests throughout the 
district. At present the children are 

working on the problems used in the 
recent contest at Cresson. It is prob- 
able the children will give a public 
exhibition of their skill in the near fu- 

The two teams have been under 
training for several months. They 
will compose the school's first-aid 
squad until the end of this year, when 
two other teams will be selected. When 
these have successfully negotiated 
their "exams" other teams will be 
drilled. In this way it is believed that 
every one of the pupils at Mine 37 
school in time will be able to render 
first aid." 

Galen Herr is a newly arrived visit- 
or at the home of J. Z. Herr, '05. We 
will hear from him later. 

I. E. Oberholtzer and wife are now 
in the Xorth China Language School 
at Peking, the same school in which 
Bessie Rider is now studying the 
Chinese language. She says in a let- 
ter to a friend, "To-day (Oct. 14) Mr. 
Oberholtzer received his first letter 
from Elizabethtown written by his 
mother and sister Martha. As his 
wife read the letter to me I found that 
most of what was written was of com- 
mon interest since we are from the 
same town." 

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We are pleased to notice so many 
new school papers appearing on the 
magazine rack. Indeed, they have 
flooded that department of the library, 
but we give you a hearty welcome and 
a pleasant, "call again." The students 
are taking advantage of this privilege 
of learning about the life of other 
schools, and most of the papers are a 
true mirror of the school which they 

But now we come to the work of the 
department again. We all know that 
it is not very pleasant to tell a person 
of his faults. It takes our best friends 
to do this kind of work. A great writ- 
er once said "that it matters not so 
much what we say but how we say 
it," and is it not very true? Some 
people have such an awkward, ironical 
and sarcastic way of saying a thing. 
Then again, there are some people 
who can use, shall we say, "friendly 
tactics" in stating the same thing. 
Can we editors show some "exchange 
tactics?" Here in this department is 
our opportunity to develop this skill. 
You can read many of the character- 
istics of an editor in his editorial. 

"The College VCampus" is a very- 
good paper. However we -believe that 
a heavier literary department would 
balance your paper better. The other 
contents picture the life of the school 

'"The Spectrum" has a strong liter- 
ary department perhaps rather poet- 

"The Goshen College Record" is a 
strong paper, Call Again ! 

"The McColpa" seems to come from 
a wide awake editorial staff. The No- 
vember cover design is very appropri- 

"The Mirror." Your cover design 
is neat and attractive. The quality of 
paper used is no low grade paper. Your 
journal would be greatly improved by 
strengthening your literary depart- 

Few papers have too strong a liter- 
ary department. Many fly off at a 
tangent in the athletic field. Others 
allow the "jokes" to strangle the real 
doings of the school. If we can strike 
the happy medium in the proportion of 
contents we shall have a better paper. 

As this goes to press we notice some 
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From "In Memorium." 

Ring out. wild bells, to the wild sky, 
The flying cloud, the frosty light ; 
The year is dying in the night ; 

Ring out, wild bells, and let him die. 

Ring out the old, ring in the new, 

Ring, happy bells, across the snow: 
The year is going, let him go ; ; 
Ring out the false, ring in the true. 

Ring out the grief that saps the mind, 
For those that here we see no more ; 
Ring out the fend of rich and poor, 
Ring in redress to all mankind. 

Ring out a slowly dying cause, 

And ancient forms of party strife ; 
Ring in the nobler modes of life, 

With sweeter manners, purer laws. 

Ring out the want, the care, the sin, 
The faithless coldness of the times ; 
Ring out, ring out my mournful rhymes, 

But ring the fuller minstrel in. 

Ring out false pride in place and blood, 
The civic slander and the spite ; 
Ring in the love of truth and right, 

Ring in the common love of good. 

Ring out old shapes of foul disease; 

Ring out the narrowing lust of gold ; 

Ring out the thousand wars of old, 
Ring in the thousand years of peace. . 

Ring in the valient men and free. 

The larger heart, the kindlier hand ; 
Ring out the darkness of the land, 

Rins: in the Christ that is to be. 


An Experience In Maine 

Charles Abele 

It became necessary one morning to 
take a long walk through the unbrok- 
en pine forest of northern Maine. Al- 
though it was customary for me to 
travel with another of my party, this 
morning all the others were left be- 
hind to help move camp. Also a re- 
volver which I usually carried was left 
behind because of its weight. Abun- 
dant game was known to be in this 
area, as this was the mating season, 
but one so seldom sees the larger 
animals, that when interested in other 
matters he soon ceases to think about 
them and is indifferent to carrying 

The incidents of the morning open- 
ed with the appearance of a cow moose 
silhouetted against the sky, on a low 
ridge about fifty yards ahead of me. 
Standing in a mule-like attitude, she 
regarded me calmly while I approach- 
ed a few steps, and then moved off and 
disappeared in the forest. With re- 
gret of having neither camera nor gun, 
I proceeded on my course, and soon 
forgot the incident. 

A half hour later, when crowding 
through an alder thicket in the midst 
of a fairly open spruce woods, I was 
brought to a sudden standstill by a 
blood-curdling yell, accompanied by 
an ominous crackling of the brushes, 
directly in front of me. Thoughts of 
a man in agony, of wild cats, and what 
not flashed through my mind. Forced 
by sheer fright and nervousness to 

move somewhere, I walked forward a 
few steps to learn the cause of the com- 
motion, and came face to face with a 
bull moose standing with head down, 
facing me. My first thought was that 
I was alone, unarmed, and within strik- 
ing distance of an animal which would 
not give ground for man or beast dur- 
ing the mating season. If he wanted 
to be ugly he knew how. I soon came 
to the conclusion that the safest place 
was up on a tree. And in still shorter 
time I was scrambling as rapidly up a 
spruce tree as my heavy boots, duffle 
bag, and inaptitude for climbing allow- 
ed. On a comfortable perch in the 
branches my wild panic gave away to 
a sense of the ridiculous, and I enjoy- 
ed it all the more, perhaps, because 
certain friends had not been privileg- 
ed to witness the incident. Some time 
previous I had heard the various calls 
of the moose imitated and I endeavored 
to distinguish which of the calls the 
present moose was giving. I decided 
it was either the challenge or the war- 
cry, but let no one assume that if the 
call had been a love-call I would have 
climbed down from my perch. The 
moose withdrew rapidly into the 
brushes giving a call now and then 
which enabled me to judge the dis- 
tance. When he last called I judged 
him to be about a quarter of a mile 
away, about far enough to warrant my 
slipping to the ground. Slipping down 
and shaking the bark from my clothes, 


I resumed the tramp. 

Perhaps a half mile from the scene 
of my exploit the course ran over a 
low, wooded spruce knoll in the open 
spruce swamp. In the midst of it a 
peculiar noise began to reach me, at 
first being felt as much as heard. Then 
several indescribable calls, neither 
coughs, barks nor snorts but having 
a resemblance to all, came sharp and 
clear. As the sounds were repeated 
and came rapidly closer to me, the feel- 
ing developed that they belonged to 
something wild, and this feeling be- 
came an awful conviction when I 
found another bull moose suddenly 
looming up. walking rapidly toward 
me and giving an interrogatory chal- 
lenge. The call was so different from 
that of the previous moose, and the 
idea of meeting three moose that morn- 
ing seemed improbable to me. But 
there was no time for analyzing im- 
probabilities. The moose was giving 
his attention entirely to me, and fur- 
thermore, while not charging, was 
moving rapidly my way, and might 
easily break into a charge if he con- 
sidered it worth while. Again I scram- 
bled up the nearest tree. By this time 
the situation had begun to work upon 
my nerves. There were too many 
moose, and this one was close at hand 
and meant business. To add to my 
discomfort I soon realized I had shown 
very poor judgment in the selection of 
my tree, for there were no branches of 
sufficient size to hold my weignt, and 
my cramped muscles warned me that 
I could not hang to the loose bark of 
the tree very long. The moose came 
up to within about fifteen steps of 
the tree, and stood there and moving 
his head slowly tried to find out what 

kind of an animal he had treed. 
Whether the moose or the black pit 
below awaited me, it was physically 
impossible for me to stay on the tree 
any longer. Noting a tree with large 
branches a few yards away, I came 
clattering down, turned my back to 
the moose, made several wild bounds, 
and on my last went fully half the 
length of my body up the tree. Then 
came a wild scramble for a place of 
safety compared to which the former 
climbs were affairs of leisure. With 
every inch I gained the moose, in im- 
agination, came a yard behind me. At 
last the limbs were reached, I turned 
to view the situation, only to. find the 
old fellow standing in the same spot, 
looking fixedly at me with what I im- 
agined to be an expression of amaze- 
ment at my antics. After a period of 
three minutes he withdrew into the 
bushes. I heard nothing further of 
him, and concluded he had left the 
field to me. Slipping quietly down 
and peering from side to side, I tiptoed 
along the line of trees, starting at the 
slightest sound and measuring dist- 
ances to the nearest trees. After pro- 
ceeding thirty or forty steps I became 
reassured that the moose had gone, 
when the sudden, sharp thud of heavy 
hoofs close -by me put the finishing 
touches on my nerves, and drovve me 
up a tree. The moose had withdrawn 
into the bushes a few steps and was 
standing there quietly and as I was 
stealing away he was doubtless as 
startled as I when he found me so 
close. So close was the animal, so 
terrifying his start, so addicted had I 
become to climbing trees, that this as- 
cent was almost a matter of reflex ac- 
tion. To be driven up four trees was 



no longer funny. In desperation I 
slid down, turned my back on the 
moose, and walked rapidly away. 

From this time the object of my 
tramp was a subordinate matter. My 
sole concern was to make camp, listen 
for crackling" bushes, and to judge the 
distance between "g'ood trees." It 
took no great stretch of imagination to 
hear animals on all sides. I had come 
into more underbrush, when once more 
there seemed to be a noise in the brush- 

es and listening there came clear and 
distinct the snapping of twigs, evident- 
ly by an animal of considerable size. 
All hape departed, there being no trees 
within fifty yards. In a fright, I 
walked rapidly forward, whistling and 
singing in an attempt to make myself 
sound like several men, when from the 
brushes in front of me came a loud 
"hello." I had met our packers mov- 
ing camp. 

The Lancaster County Poet 

Lancaster county is justly proud of 
her material wealth, her educational 
advantages, and her general progres- 
sive spirit. There is however one re- 
spect in which we as a county do not 
sufficiently exercise our pride — name- 
ly, in our literary achievements. Few 
of us know that in the present time we 
have in our midst a living poet of no 
little worth and accomplishment. He 
has chosen for his mode of expression 
the most beautiful and at the same time 
the most difficult of all forms of poetry, 
the sonnet. It is by no means an easy 
task to write a sonnet. Many who 
have attempted to do so have com- 
pletely failed but Lloyd Mifflin, the 
Lancaster County poet, has proved 
himself a master of this most beauti- 
ful form of poetry. This fact gives us 
the more reason to be proud of him as 
our poet. Prof. A. S. Mackenzie of 
Kentucky State College has said 
"Lloyd Mifflin, in my opinion is the 
greatest poet of America, past or pres- 
ent. - - - The sad part of it is 

that a man has to die to become fa- 
mous." This is an excellent and well 
deserved tribute in his honor. It 
seems almost true, too, that a man 
must die to become famous. Mr. Mif- 
flin has been with us for man}- years, 
yet there are comparatively few who 
know anything of the man and many 
less who know anything about his 
poetry and appreciate it. It has been 
said "a prophet is not without honor 
save in his own country." Consider- 
ing the few in Lancaster County who 
know the poet of our county, it seems 
that a poet likewise is without honor 
in his own country. There is no 
reason why this should be true. Why 
should we not read and appreciate his 
poetry while he lives so that he may 
enjoy the good things which as a rule 
we leave unsaid until a man leaves us? 
In order that we may become better 
acquainted with the living noet whom 
all Pennsvlvania especially should 
hold in high esteem as a master, let us 
briefly consider the man and his poet- 



Lloyd Mifflin was born September 
15, 1846 in a large old house on the 
corner of Second and Walnut street in 
Columbia, Pa. As a boy he had for 
his environment the picturesque banks 
of the Susquehanna River which all 
the year round at any time of day and 
especially at sunset offers magnificent 
views of nature. Every spot along 
the Susquehanna River in the vicinity 
of Columbia presents an environment 
that is most conducive to stirring the 
emotions and stimulating the imagi- 
nation. St. Andrew's University Press 
of England, says "Lloyd Mifflin is a 
poet born, not made." This, without 
doubt, is true but it was truly the good 
fortune of a man thus gifted to be born 
and reared in an environment so in- 
spiring to poet and painter. 

His father was John Houston Mif- 
flin, a painter and poet. He devoted 
his time chiefly to painting but he 
wrote a small quantity of poetry. He 
was however an arden lover of poet- 
ry. He had studied art in the Pennsyl- 
vania Academv of the Fine Arts in 
Philadelphia, also abroad in Rome, 
Paris and other cities. The Mifflin 
family is of English descent and is one 
of the oldest families in Pennsylvania. 
John Mifflin, the first of the Mifflin 
family to come to America, came from 
Worminster, Wiltshire, England about 
the middle of the seventeenth century 
and settled near Philadelphia in Wil- 
liam Penn's territory. They later 
moved to the Susquehanna and took 
up an estate on which part of Colum- 
bia is now built. They were members 
of the Society of Friends. They have 
given us besides the poet, Lloyd Mif- 
flin and the artist, John Houston Mif- 
flin, a Governor of Pennsylvania, a 

Quaker Philanthropist and other men 
of eminence. The ancestry of Mr. 
Mifflin is one of which he may be 
proud, for it has without a doubt hand- 
ed down to him a great heritage of 

Since John Houston Mifflin was 
both artist and poet, it was quite nat- 
ural for the boy to find himself inclin- 
ed to the same arts. His early edu- 
cation began in his father's studio and 
was accordingly directed along the 
line of painting and poetry. He was 
educated by tutors and in the Wash- 
ington Classical Institute. After he 
had completed his Classical course, he 
studied painting in his father's studio 
during 1868 and 1869. He "then went 
to Germany and studied under Her- 
mann Herzog. In 1871 and 1872 he 
studied in Italy. His education was 
very thorough and complete for the 
time in which he, as a youth, lived. 

After his return from Europe he ex- 
hibited a number of his paintings here 
in America. He always devoted some 
time to writing poetry besides paint- 
ing. His purpose was to continue 
both arts. His health however would 
not admit this, since the sonnet in it- 
self demands most exacting care, due 
to the difficulty in writing a good son- 
net and since painting likewise is very 
exacting in its demands. He finally 
chose poetry as the one art to which 
he should devote the most of the re- 
mainder of his life. At no time how- 
ever did he wholly give up painting 
but engaged in it in his leisure mo- 
ments as a matter of recreation. 

At present he with his brother. Dr. 
Mifflin, lives in their beautiful home, 
"Norwood," which is just beyond the 
eastern borough limits of Columbia. 



The house is situated a little distance 
from the pike among a large num- 
ber of tall, stately trees — along a hill- 
side. The home is one of quiet seclu- 
sion — just the sort of place where one 
would expect the poet to live. 

He is an unmarried man and is just 
a few months past seventy years of 
age. His health is fast failing. Last 
spring he had a stroke which was fol- 
lowed by a second in October. For 
several hours after the last stroke he 
was unconscious and for some time 
the hope for his recovery was small. 
We are however very glad to learn 
that he has again regained his health 
sufficiently to resume the work on 
reading the proof of what he regards 
as his last book, entitled "As Twilight 

In all he has written about six hun- 
dred sonnets besides a number of 
beautiful lyrics and other poems. Mr. 
Mifflin's first book was published in 
1896 when he was fifty years old. He 
has a keen sense of modesty which 
no doubt is the cause for his hesitating 
thus long before he would permit the 
publication of his first collection, 
"The Hills." This book was followed 
the next year by his second book, "At 
the Gates of Song." He published, 
thereafter, "Birthdays of Distinguished 
18th Century Americans" and "An 
Ode on Memorial Day" in 1897; " The 
Slopes of the Helicon and Other 
Poems" in 1898; "Echoes of Greek 
Idyls" in 1899; "The Fields of Dawn 
and Later Sonnets" in 1900; "Ode on 
the Semi-Centennial of Franklin and 
Marshall College" and "Castilian 
Days," a collection of fifty sonnets in 
1903 ; "The Fleeing Nymph and Other 
Verse" and "Collected Sonnets of 

Lloyd Mifflin" in 1905; "My Lady of 
Dream" in 1906; "Toward the Up- 
lands" in 1908; and "Flower and 
Thorn," his last publication thus far, in 
1909. He is now reading the proof of 
his last book which is to be entitled"As 
Twilight Falls." 

In recognition of his work and 
skill as a poet, Franklin and Marshall 
College in 1903 conferred upon him the 
degree of Doctor of Letters. In 1908 
the University of Pennsylvania hon- 
ored him with a similar degree. 

It is of interest to know the further 
recognition accorded him by various 
presses of England and the United 
States from which I shall quote a few 
extracts. The Westminster Review of 
England says, "Mr. Llody Mifflin's 
sonnets exceed in number the Rime of 
Petrarch and cover a wider field of 
thought, experience and imagination. 
- - - He has rare faculty of pic- 
torial representation. He must be 
numbered among those true helpers of 
their kind." 

The St. Andrew's University press 
commend him in the following: "He 
shows himself possessed of a genuine 
poetic power. - - - We cannot 
withold our admiration from a col- 
lection of sonnets which have a charm 
and beauty about them giving evi- 
dence of the work of a poet of remark- 
able poetic genius." 

The London Express speaks of his 
collection of sonnets as follows : "They 
reveal a high culture, are full of 
haunting music and delicate imag- 

The British Friend it seems to me 
pays the highest tribute when it says 
of the same collection of sonnets, 
"There are sonnets in this collection 



that for fine phrasing and distinction 
of style and thought will bear com- 
parison with Matthew Arnold and 
even with Wordsworth." 

I shall give but a few extracts from 
the American press merely for lack of 
space. The San Francisco Chronicle 
in speaking of his collection of sonnets 
published in 1905 says, "Mr. Mifflin 
has long been recognized as a master 
of the difficult sonnet form and in this 
book he can lay claim to complete com- 
mand of the measure." 

The Detroit Free Press speaks of 
him thus : "Mr. Lloyd Mifflin is high- 
ly esteemed by lovers, of modern Eng- 
lish poetry. His verse is always grace- 
ful and without being at all labored, 
suggests that the writer has had an 
adequate training in a delicate and 
difficult art. His appeal is to the cul- 
tured and refined mind, and to the ear 
trained to subtle harmonies in words." 

The Chicago Tribune says. " The 
character of his work is high, his love 
for beauty is sincere, his taste fault- 
less, and his scrutiny of his workman- 
ship severe." "For this poet the son- 
net is a mirror, capable of reflecting 
the earth and the fulness thereof." 

The above are but a few of the many 
press comments upon the work of Mr. 
Mifflin. They have been chosen as 
types of criticism which set forth 
some of the important characteristics 
of his poetry and which at the same 
time give us an opinion of the regard 
in which he has been held by the Eng- 
lish and American press who have cri- 
tically examined his poetry. 

His poetry possesses a genuine 
grace and beauty which do not fail to 
appeal to the reader. In a careful 
criticism of his poems one will find 

that his diction is splendid. It would 
seem that he has chosen his words as 
carefully and thoughtfully as the paint- 
er chooses his pigment to gain the 
proper shade in order that the expres- 
sion may be accurate. In one sonnet 
he speaks of the "dim sad sister of the 
Dawn" when he refers to Twilight. 
Each word in this case is like so much, 
pigment used to bring out the desired 

His figures of speech are beautifully 
selected in each instance. Allow me 
to quote but two examples. One reads 
"And Slopes are tawny with tented 
corn." Again he writes, , 
"Then vestal Evening, on her purp- 
led steep, 
Swings the gold crescent as a thur- 
His poems are teeming with striking 
figures like the above. 

As has already been observed in* the 
illustrations cited, his pictures paint- 
ed with words are very vivid. In one 
instances he writes, "The sleeping hen 
folds her soft flock beneath her bulging 
wings." Such pictures at this and 
the above quotations in which he 
speaks of the "tented corn" are mas- 
ter strokes of the master artist. 

I might dwell at length on any of 
the above points, or on the music 
found in his poems, on the rhyme 
scheme which he follows and other 
points but that is not the purpose of 
this article. That the reader may get 
a better glimpse of Mr. Mifflin's abili- 
ty in pictorial effect, and, an idea of 
the mastery which he has over the son- 
net in portraying a common theme in 
an uncommon way, permit me to give 
his sonnet entitled, "A Literal Study in 



The Maize is cut. — some fodder tight- 
ly pressed 

Close to the barn to ward the com- 
ing' cold ; 

And through the slats the corn-crib 
shows its gold ; 

The log-made cottage seems a tiny 
Hid under vines. The emptied gar- 
den, dressed 

For freezing days, reveals its um- 
bered mound 

Where celery, bleaching, greens the 
wintry ground 

That earns at last, the sweet recur- 
rent rest. 
Hay fills the leaning she': below the 
eaves ; 

A bulging board upon the gabel 

The very comb crammed full of yel- 
low sheaves ; 
And underneath the bare November 

An old man. fumbling 'mid the 

maple leaves. 

Gathers encrimsoned bedding for 
the cows. 

Mr. Mifflin is a nature poet but his 
themes vary widely. To give an idea 
of the variety of themes he uses, some 
of his sonnets are entitled. In Thessaly, 
Shakespeare, Waiting, Beauty, The 
Pang of Art, and On the Porch Before 

This article has not attempted an 
exhaustive history of his life nor a 
comprehensive criticism of his works 
but has aimed to call attention to mere- 
ly a few interesting facts which make 
us better acquainted with Lloyd Mif- 
flin and awaken an appreciation for 
his poetry. We should be proud of 
the fact that Lancaster County has a 
living poet of such renown. Shall we 
not let him know our appreciation so 
that he may enjoy the good things we 
have to say about his poetry while he 
is among us as a citizen of our fair 
county? — L. W. Leiter, A. B. 




HELEN G. OELLIG, Editor-in-Chief 

l School Notes 

Eva Arbegast 
Melvin Shisler . . . I 

Ruth Bucher Alumni Notes 

Florence Mover K. L. S. Notes 

Frances Ulrich Homerian Notes 

A. C. Baugher Exchanges 

John Graham Athletics 

David H. Markey Business Manager 

John Hershey Ass't Manager 

Ruth Kilhefner Art 

Our College Times is published monthly during the Academic year by the Homer- 
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This paper will be sent continuously to old subscribers, so as not to break their 
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Report any change of addres to the Business Manager. 

Subscription rates: Fifty cents per year; ten cents per copy; five years for $2.00. 

Entered as second-class matter April 19, 1909, at the Elizabethtown Postoffice. 

The editorial staff unites in sending 
to our readers and friends the greetings 
of the New Year. We wish for you 
all a year more rich in joy than any 
that have gone before. 

We wish to call your attention to 
the announcement concerning the 
special Bible Institute and to extend 
a hearty invitation to all to come and 
enjoy it with us. 

Important dates in the Winter Term 

Friday, January 12 — Bible Institu- 
te begins, continues seven days. 

Sunday, March 4 — Anniversary of 

the Dedication of Buildings. 

Tuesday, March 20 — Lecture, "The 
Story of an Ash Heap"— Dr. C. C. 

Thursday, March 22— Winter Term 
ends at 12 m. 


Looking On the Bright Side. 
"Every man we meet looks as if he'd 
gone out to borrow trouble, with plen- 
ty of it on hand," said a French lady 
on arriving in New York. true? 
Are we Americans always downcast, 
sad, going around borrowing trouble? 


It is often said that we take life too 
seriously. One of our girls who is of 
a bright cheerful disposition often asks 
those about her who forget to smile, 
"Aren't you glad you are living?" She 
evidently judges from the countenance 
that the person addressed is not . 

Looking on the bright side becomes 
a habit if constantly practiced. How- 
ever, it is so much a human trait to 
expect the worst that we forget to do 
so. What a blessing if all the things 
which have a tendency to make us 
downcast, doleful, or gloomy were ex- 
cluded from our bright, beautiful 
world. Perhaps, after all there really 
are very few of that sort of things 
here. Perhaps it is only our attitude 
toward things that gives them somber 
coloring. If that be true, it is our 
duty to get the right perspective and 
if, always looking for the silver lin- 
ing to our clouds makes us see things 
in bright colors, why not look on the 
bright side? 

This habit of looking on the bright 
side is not fixed in a moment. We 
must continually see the brightness in 
everything about us. We must arise 
in the morning with a determination 
to make no gloom and to see none. A 
single bitter word may cause pangs of 
regret for an entire day, while a smile 
like a gleam of sunshine, may light 
up the darkest and weariest hours. 

Cheerfulness and contentment are 
virtues which we all need to cultivate. 
If we are cheerful and contented all 
about us seem to -smile with us. A 
cheerful person carries sunshine wher- 
ever he goes, a sunshine of pity, sym- 
pathy, helpfulness and love. But the 
one who sees only the dark spots in 
his sky has no joy in his heart and 

on power to compel joy in others. 

As we go out into a new year let 
us not forget to look at the bright 
side. If there is none, let us make 
one. Let us keep the sunshine of a 
living faith in our hearts, dispel dis- 
couragement and dispondancy by 
smiles and songs. Remember that 
God's promises are always shining 
like stars in the night to cheer and 
strengthen. Joy is a fLwer that flour- 
ishes under sunshine and not cloud. 
Life was meant to be joyous and glad. 
Men are not made to hang down their 
heads or lips. Therefore, we repeat, 
look on the bright side. Let us re- 
solve within ourselves to make 1917 
the hanniest year we have yet spent. 
"There is man)- a rest in the road of 
If we would only ston to take it. 
And many a tone from the better land. 
If the querulous heart would wake 
To the sunny soul that is full of hope. 
And whose beautiful trust ne'er fail- 
The grass is green and the flowers 
Though the wintry storm prevail- 

Elizabethtown College Bible Insti- 
The seventeenth annual Bible Insti- 
tute of Elizabethtown College opens 
January 12, IQ17 and continues to Jan- 
uary 19, inclusive. This will be an 
eight day special effort to bring pro- 
fitable instruction and renewed inspira- 
tion to Ministers of the Gospel, Sun- 
da}- School workers, and all others in- 
terested in a better knowledge of the 
Holy Scriptures. 




It affords us unusual pleasure to be 
able to announce that Elder W. K. 
Conner, pastor of the Harrisburg 
Brethren Church, and an efficient evan- 
gelist ; Elder Walter .S. Long, for many 
years pastor of the Altoona Brethren 
Church and a splendid Bible Institute 
Teacher; and Elder F. H. Crumpack- 
er, of McPherson, Kansas, for seven 
years a Missionary of the Brethren 
'Church in China, and now on furlough, 

have been secured for the 1917 Bible 
Institute at Elizabethtown College. 
Elder H. K. Ober of the College fac- 
ulty, and also chairman of the Gener- 
al Sunday Sc hool Board of the Breth- 
ren Church ; and Prof. R. W. Schlos- 
ser, at present the Bible Teacher at 
Elizabethtown College and a success- 
ful Evangelist, will give daily instruc- 
tion during the Institute; and other 
members of the faculty will teach a 
few periods. 


Many students spent Thanksgiving 
vacation at their homes, but about a 
dozen remained at the school, where 
they enjoyed a bountiful Thanksgiving 
feast, and a few quiet days. Those re- 
maining spent the evening of Decem- 
ber 3rd, at the home of Prof, and Mrs. 
Via, where they enjoyed all sorts of 

Professors Ob p r and Schlosser con- 
ducted a Bible Institute at Westmins- 
ter, Md., during vacation between 

Winter term opened December 4 
with an increase in our enrollment of 
about twenty new students. The dor- 
mitories are all full as well as the din- 
ing room. New students, we bid you 
welcome to College Hill. We are sure 
that by this time yo 1 are feeling at 
home among us. Don't forget to sub- 
scribe to your school paper and re- 
member too that the home folks like 
to hear news from the hill. To one 
and all we wish a successful term's 
work . 

At our first chapel exercise of the 

winter term Dr. Reber gave a word of 
welcome to all new students as well 
as the old ones. He advised us to 
make the most of our stay in this 

Friday, December 8, we had a chapel 
talk by Prof. Meyer on "Tuberculosis." 
We feel that this is a subject on which 
all of us need enlightenment. One 
of the students gave a reading, also 
relating to this plague, in which peo- 
ple were urged to use the little Red 
Cross Christmas seMs. since these 
funds are used to fight the disease. A 
program along a similar line was giv- 
en Sunday evening, December 10. Mr. 
Markey had charge of this program. 

Miss Lela Oellig;, Messrs. Bashor 
Oiler and Milo Bohn of Waynesboro, 
motored to College Hill Sunday, De- 
cember 10. Needless to say that their 
friends were glad to see them. 

Prof and Mrs. L. W. Leiter and 
small daughter Leah, visited in Lititz 
over Sunday, December 10th. 

More surprises coming! 

Mrs, Paul Mohler and Miss Lottie 



Mohler of Ephrata, Miss Annabel 
Horst of Palmyra, visited here Novem- 
ber 19. 

Recently one of our editors had a 
talk with Mr. A. Jay Replogle, a form- 
er student. Mr. Replogle is teaching 
near Carlisle. He is enjoying his 
work. But we wonder just why Mr. 
Replogle finds the Cumberland Valley 
so interesting. 

The Seniors are more that pleased 
with their pennants. The design is 
the work of Miss Kilhefner. 

Mrs. Solomon Byers and daughter 
Hazel visited Miss Inez Byers recent- 


Miss Ruth Bohn of Waynesboro, 
spent Thanksgiving with her sister 
Myra, on Colleg'e Hill . 

Miss Brenisholtz and Miss Bucher 
heard the recital given in Harrisburg, 
Friday, December 8 by Godowsky, the 
world renowned pianist. 

The new chandeliers placed in Mu- 
sic Hall by the Keystone Literary So- 
ciety are giving splendid service. The 
Homerian Society also placed one in 
Room A. 

Miss S. to Mr. H.— "Mr.' Hershey, 
don't yu think College turns out the 
best men?" 

Mr. H. — "Sure, I'm expecting to be 
turned out soon." 

Rumor has it that wedding bells will 
ring soon among our alumni. Get 
busy, Cupid ! 

If in this paper you see your name 
Just smile and laugh, — go on be game 
What if the joke you do not get 
Keep up the work, you'll see it yet. 

On November 22 Rev. Jones of 
South Carolina, visited on College Hill. 

Rev. Jones is interested in the indus- 
trial education of the negro race. He 
conducted our chapel exercises and af- 
ter that he gave us a short spicy talk. 

Mr. Frank Blair of Marion, Pa., 
visited here recently. 

Prof. Ober in Zoology — "How much 
milk does a sea cow give?" 

Miss Bonebrake had received a box 
of "eats" from home. In this box she 
found some pork from "butchering 
day." A day or two after she receiv- 
ed the box she called to Miss Reber — 
"Say, Alice come in here, I'll give you 
something." Miss Reber on entering 
was surprised to hear Miss Bonebrake 
exclaim "Oh I left my backbone get 
mouldy." Of course she meant the 
backbone the home folks had sent her. 

We are glad to have Prof. Ober 
with us again after a brief absence. 
He was an instructor at the Bible In- 
stitute at Juniata College, which was 
heeld during the first week of Decem- 

Prof. S. to Miss H.— "What can you 
say about Bacon?" 

Miss H. — "It's forty-five cents a 

Miss Myer in Grammar class — 
"Speaking of man in a general way, 
man embraces woman." 

Prof. Nye in History — "Mr. Wenger 
when did Columbus make his voyoges 
across the ocean?" 

Mr. Wenger— "1892,1894." 

Miss Hess in History — "The line of 
de-car-mation was established by the 
Pope." She meant demarcation. 

Prof. M. in Arithmetic— 'Mr. Sch- 
wenk, are you a unit?" 

Mr. S.— "Yes, a single unit." 



In Physiology Mr. H. said "The 
criminal (chanial) bones arc dovetailed 
or sutured. 

Our physical director had divided 
the girls into several squads to play 
basket ball. The other day Miss Se- 
linda Mary Royer Dohner was heard 
to say "Hey, Grace, whose squab are 
you in?" 

Mr. Markey — "Hey, John, what do 
you think. We made automatic (liq- 
uid) soap in chemistry to-day. 

Thursday morning, December y, 
Prof. L. W. Leiter gave us a very help- 
ful chapel talk on "The Advantages 
of a Boarding School." His main 
points were, (i) that a boarding school 
centralizes effort; (2) that a boarding 
school centralizes interest. The talk 
was very much appreciated by the 

Between terms several of the stu- 
dents visited our former fellow stu- 
dent Harry D. Moyer, at Mount Alto. 
They reported that Mr. Moyer is look- 
ing very much better and that he is 
improving. Here's hoping that very 
soon he may be entirely restored to 

In Chemistry Miss Withers was 
heard to exclaim, "Why I can't get 
down in this test tube." 

The Chemistry class reports great 
interest in their work. Recently they 
made liquid soap. Of course they all 
enjoyed this. Later we may tell you 
of more of their activities. 

Just a few weeks until our Bible 
Institute. We are waiting here to 
shake hands with you and bid you wel- 
come. Don't disappoint us. 

The teacher training class conduct- 
ed by Prof. Schlosser is making splen- 

did progress. All who are in his class 
manifest great interest in the work. 

Miss Ella Holsinger who was ill 
with pneumonia is again back on "Col- 
lege Hill." 

A very delightful Christmas Music- 
al was given in Music Hall, Tuesday 
evening, December 19. The main fea- 
ture of the musical was a cantata en- 
titled "The King Cometh." This is a 
sacred cantata portraying in song the 
coming of our King . The soloists 
Soprano, Lydia Withers; Alto, Alice 
Reber; Tenor, R. Elam Zug; Bass, 
John G. Hershey. The soloists were 
supported by a chorus of forty voices. 
Mrs. H. A. Via was the director. In 
connection with this a piano recital 
was given by the music students. This 
part of the program was in charge of 
Miss Lore Brenisholtz, the piano teach- 
er. Miss Floy Good was the accom- 
panist for the cantata. 

Miss Sara Mover of Lansdale, who 
was recently forced to leave school 
because of ill health is some what bet- 
ter. However, she doe not expect to 
return to school before the Spring 

An interesting Christmas program 
Avas held at Newville, Wednesday, De- 
cember 20. Quite a few of the college 
students attended the program. A 
mixed quartette from the College sang 
several selections. 

The mission study class conducted 
by Prof. Schlosser are just about com- 
pleting their book "Christian Heroism 
in Heathen Lands." After Christmas 
they expect to study another book. 
The classes are large and the interest 
is good. 

How do you like the picture of the 



editorial staff? Every one of them is 
trying- to make the paper the best pos- 
sible. Don't they look like a hard 
working bunch? 

"Married, November 25 in Chicago, 
Lillian Falkenstein and William A. 
Willoughby. At home in Yeso, New 
Mexico." The above interesting an- 
nouncement was received recently by 
one of the staff members. Mrs. Will- 
oughby was a student at Elizabeth- 
town College for quite a few years. At 
one time she was a student teacher. 
She was in the Sophomore year of her 
College Course. She went to Chicago 
last June. Of course she did the un- 
expected. "Our College Times" ex- 
tends to Mr. and Mrs. Willoughby 
their heartiest congratulations, and 
best wishes for a long and happy mar- 
ried life. 

Miss Meyer, who was on the sick 
list for several days is again on duty. 

In spite of the petty tricks of a few 
Juniors, the Senior class held a very 
enjoyable social in Music Hall, Sat- 
urday evening, December 16. The 
Hall had been decorated with pen- 
nants, crepe paper and plants. Olive 
and maroon, the class colors, formed 
the scheme of decoration. The fun be- 
gan at 7:30. Mr. Hershey, Mr. Baugh- 
er and Miss Oellig were the victors i n 
the various contests of the evening. 
"Imposible pictures" was a contest 
that was greatly enjoyed. At a rea- 
sonable hour a choice luncheon was 
served. All the Seniors decided that 
the first social of the class was a de- 
cided success. 

We were indeed glad to have Prof. 
Ober preach for us on Sunday, De- 
cember 17. He preached both morn- 
ing and evening; in the morning at the 

College Chapel ; in the evening in 
town. We feel that Prof. Ober speaks 
straight from his heart. Therefore we 
appreciate his messages a great deal. 

The workers of the Newville Sun- 
day School enjoyed a sled ride to that 
place on Sunday afternoon, December 
17. We believe that they were able 
to teach better for having had it. 

Mr. Walter Eshelman of Juniata 
College, spent Saturday and Sunday, 
December 16 and 17 at his home in 

Just a few days until we go to our 
homes for the Christmas vacation. May 
we all catch the true spirit of Christ- 

How many New Year's resolutions 
did you make? 

Sunday, December 17, the students 
enjoyed a delicious chicken dinner. 


Homerian Notes 

The Homerian Literary Society of 
Elizabethtown College met in Public 
session on Recember 15, 1916 in Mu- 
sic Hall. The Roll Call by the Secre- 
tary, Ruth Bucher, was followed by 
prayer in which Miss Oellig, as Chap- 
lain, led. The Minutes were then 
read and adopted. 

The program proper was begun 
with music, "Old Folks at Home," by 
the Society, after which Miss Ruth 
Bucher gave an interesting interpreta- 
tion of the poem, "Lady Claire," Miss 
Floy Good then gave a spirited piano 

An unusual and entertaining read- 
ing "How Ruby Played" was given in 
a splendid manner by Prof. H. A. Via. 

In the debate : "America as an ex- 
ponent of peace should not export 



arms to the belligerent nations," the 
negative side defended by Grant Weav- 
er won over the affirmative taken by 
Henry Hershey. 

The closing feature of the program 
was a vocal solo, "My Task," sung 
by Prof. R. W. Schlosser who enter- 
ed well into the spirit of the selection. 

After the critic's remarks given in 
an original and humorous way by 
Prof. Schlosser, the Society was ad- 

Keystone Society Notes 
On Friday night, November 17th, 
the Keystone Literary Societ met in 
public session. At this meeting the 
newly-elected officers were installed as 
follows : — President, A. C. Baugher ; 
Vice President, Carl Smith ; Secretary, 
Anna Ruth Eshelman ; Critic, Prof H. 
H. Nye. 

As an inaugural address, Mr. A. C. 
Baugher gave a splendid talk on the 
subject "Leadership." The program 
was then rendered as follows : Music, 
"Ah! I Have Sighed to Rest Me," 
Chorus Class; Oration— "National 
Morality," Paul Schwenk ; Extempor- 
aneous Speech— "Worth of Ability in 
Vocal Music," R. Elam Zug; Piano 
Solo — "Humoreske," Florence Moyer; 
Debate — "Resolved, That the Tele- 
phone is of greater service in the busi- 
ness world to-day than the automo- 
bile." The affirmative speakers were 
Mr. Baum and Mr. Long; the negative 
speakers Mr. Sherman and Mr. Meyer. 
The judges, Prof. Via, Mrs. Via, and 
Mr. Graham decided in favor of the 
negative side. The closing feature of 
the program was a trio entitled "Ron- 
do," by Misses Moyer, Eeshelman and 
Mr. Engle. 

A public meeting of the Keystone 
Literary Society was held Friday 
night, November 24. The nature of 
this program was commemorative of 
Thanksgiving. The first feature was 
a Piano Duet — "Faust Waltz." by Miss 
Brenisholtz and Miss Ruth Reber. The 
Recitation — "When the Frost is on the 
Pumpkin," was very well given by 
Kathryn Burkhart. This was follow- 
ed by an Essay — "Five Things to Be 
Thankful For," by Charles Young. 
The selection of music entitled "Little 
Pilgrim Maids," by the Ladies Sextet- 
te was much enjoyed. Following this 
the Question, "Resolved, That the 
landing of the Pilgrims was a greater 
event in the Uniteed Spates History 
than the signing of the Declaration of 
Independence," was debated affirma- 
tively by Ruth Reber and Bard Kreid- 
er; negatively by Charles Abele and 
Bertha Landis, who substituted for 
Ada Eby. The judges, Miss Meyer, 
Miss Brennsholtz and Prof. Leiter de- 
cided in favor of the affirmative side. 
"President Wilson's Proclamation" 
then read by Violetta Groff. The last 
feature was a selection of music, "I 
Will Sing of the Mercies <f the Lord," 
by the Chorus Class. 

We were glad to note the interest 
which the new students showed by 
their presence at the program on De- 
cember 8th. We hope before long to 
be able to consider them active mem- 
bers of the Society. Get busy old and 
new students! Help individually to 
make our Society wholly worth while 
in its purpose and attainments. 

The program rendered on this night 
was as follows: Music — "Sweet and 
Low," Society ; Recitation — "Hunch- 
back Polly," Margaret Oellis:; Piano 



Solo— "The Sailor Boy's Dream," Ruth 
Reber; Debate — "Resolved, That the 
orator is more influential than the 
press." The affirmative speakers were 
Florence Moyer and Walter Landis ; 
the negative speakers, Harold Engle 
and Florence Maupin. The judges, 
Miss Meyer, Miss Martha Martin and 
Mr. Elam Zug, decided in favor of 
the negative side. The general de- 
bate which followed was very interest- 
ing and invigorating. A Piano Duet — 
"Valse Venitienne," was given by 
Misses Moyer and Heistand. Follow- 
ing this as the closing feature of the 
program was a very interesting Liter- 
ary Echo by Myra Bohn . 


It is true that every good game of 
Basket Ball brings out two principle 
exressions in an individual. The first 
which I wish to speak of is enthusiasm 
Every good game, which has been 
played, has shown some degree of 
enthusiasm. If every player is deep- 
ly interested in his game and evidenc- 
es his enjoyment in it the spectator 
will show his aopreciation of the game. 
The enthusiasm cannot be supressed 
for it is an expression which must 
burst forth from every one. It may 
be possible for a game to lack enthu- 
siasm of it is poorly managed. If this 
be true it is sure to cause trouble. En- 
thusiasm never hurt anyone if there 
be a limit to it which is the true ap- 
preciation of the game. 

Again, we can show the power of 
self control if we are careful. It is 
quite an easy matter to become angry 

and unbalanced. Every person should 
guard against losing self control in a 
game far each other person will follow 
and the game will not be appreciated. 
It is therefore true that enthusiasm in 
a game is closely allied to self control. 

The gentlemen's Basket Ball games 
have been greatly improved since the 
coach has demanded more definite 
work. Many new faces have been 
seen on the floor lately and we are glad 
of this fact. Our games are very 
closely contested. The one played on 
November 24 resulted in the score of 
23 — 20. 

Hurrah for the Juniors ! They had 
their second clash with the Seniors on 
Recember 8. Although beaten the 
Seniors lost their own game. They 
were disabled because their men were 
not in condition to play, many having 
a severe cold. The Juniors though 
victorious in the final minutes stated 
that they did not expect to wil. Hard 
luck Seniors, get them the next time. 
The final score was: Juniors 21; Sen- 
iors 19. The line-up follows : 

Seniors Juniors 

H. Hershey F J. Hershey (c) 

Ebersole (c) F Taylor 

Graham C H. Wenger 

Landis G E. Wenger 

Markey G Long 

Fair goals: H. Hershey 2; Ebersole 
3, Graham, Wenger, J. Hershey 4, 
Taylor 4; Foul goals: H. Hershey, 
Ebersole 3, Landis 3, Taylor 3. Referee 
Weaver. Time of halves, 20 m inutes. 

Each have now won a game by the 
scores of 27—13 and 19 — 21. You 
may expect the next one to be a great 
one as each intends to win. 



Alumni Notes. 

Messrs. Lester Myer '16 'and Eph- 
raim Hertzler '16 were visiting friends 
at the College December 16, 17, 1916. 

Mr. Walter Eshelman 'io, has come 
home to spend his vacation with his 

We wish all our Alumni and friends 
a Happy and Successful New Year. 

The Alumni Notes are very hard to 
get. This might be otherwise if all 
our Alumni would give us a few notes 
concerning themselves. They would 
be appreciated not only by the editor 
but all of the readers of this depart- 
ment. Please try to see what you can 
do for us. 

"Don't waste your time in longing 

For bright impossible things; 
Don't sit supinely yearning 

For the swiftness of angel's wings ; 
Don't spurn to be a rushlight 

Because you. are not a star; 
But brighter some bit of darkness 

By shining just where you are. 
There is need of the tiniest candle, 

As well as the garnish sun; 
The humblest deed is ennobled 

When it is worthily done; 
You may never be called to brighten 

The darkened regions afar; 
So fill, for the day, your mission 

By shining just where you are." 


The exchange department editor is 
pleased with the number of exchanges 

that have appeared on our exchange 
table. To judge the papers as a whole, 
the editor thinks that a favorable ver- 
dict is in order. Let us, however, 
drop a suggestion here, some exchang- 
es have rather much unused space in 
their papers. Make use of this spac'e 
as you. would advise a student to make 
use of his spare moments. 

The department thought it wise as 
well as interesting to give some sta- 
tistical facts concerning our depart- 
ment, and wish that others would give 
some similar facts in a later issue. 

Our exchange department is com- 
posed of : 

18 College papers; 13 High School 
papers; 3 Seminary papers; 2 Normal 
School papers; 1 Law School paper; 

1 Medical School paper; iTechnical 
School paper; 1 Military Academy pa- 
per; 1 Industrial School paper. 

These forty-one dierent papers rep- 
resent the school work of eleven states. 
We have : 25 papers from Pennsylva- 
nia ;4 from Virginia ; 2 from Illinois ; 

2 from Indiana ; 2 from Ohio ; 1 from 
Maryland ; 1 from Wisconsin ; 1 from 
South Carolina ; 1 from California ; 1 
from New York. 

With papers from so many defferent 
schools and states our students can get 
a fair estimate of the work of the 
schools throughout our land. 

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Beacon Lights of Character. 

Be strong; for in this world of care are loads to bear 

W*th 1 I \ I ™ h } C }' take the stren ^h of brain and arm. 
With days of cloud, and foes to fight, for all who dare; 

W hile sheltering love alone can shield the weak from harm. 

Be true; for through God's world a law of truth holds sway, 
And e en the naming stars will fight the life that lies, 

\\ lnle to the soul that's true, a joyous peaceful way 
Leads forward into night and life that never dies. 

Be kind; for on life's road are brothers wounded 
stripped by the robber bands of sharp adversity 

We need the smile of friends, the words of cheer-- 
1 he helping hand which lifts the load of sympathy. 

Be brave ; for to the child of fear come specters dread 

Crowding the paths which climb the heights of joy and love 

but vanish when is heard the conq'ring fearless tread 
Ui one who knows the fear alone, of God above. 

Be calm ; for anxious thought and feverish haste will blight 
With withering breath, the buds of joy and power- 

With peace and poise and calm repose will gird with mieht 
And lead to highest gain, with joy for every hour. 

Be pure; for Christian faith is moral at the core 

And only he whose thought is pure, and every deed 

Ca " cle * rl J s f< with knowledge growing more and more, 
1 he God who dwells with man, fulfilling every need. 

— David Lang. 


America's Destiny. 

Ruth N. Kilhefner '17 

America is not sick but she is ner- 
vous. If she keeps on she will have 
nervous prostration just as Europe 
has to-day. America is comparative- 
ly young yet as we are in the world's 
greatest age. But we must remember 
that before America attempts to re- 
build Europe she must rebuild her- 
self. To do this we do not need good 
politics but good government. We 
need patriots instead of politicians; 
patriots who find out God's way and 
then go that way if they must go alone. 
The patriot is the enforcer of good 

But if we want more patriots we 
will have to grow them, and these 
patriots must come from the American 
youth. If the American youths do not 
make good patriots someone is to 
blame. You know that there are real- 
ly no bad boys and girls but the cur- 
few law of to-day reflects on the pa- 
rents of the land. It virtually says 
that the parents cannot manage their 
own children. Indeed it is a serious 
thing when children seek any place 
but their own firesides. Here is the 
responsibility of parenthood. The 
mother should be ready to welcome the 
children at home when they are dis- 
missed from school. Mothers have 
the chance to live like a Madonna but 
so many would rather play bridge 
than be a true mother. We can read- 
ily see that this does not tend to make 
patriots of our youth. American 

youths are ready to receive the weigh- 
ty problems of the day. The women 
clamor for suffrage. But those who 
play bridge and neglect their children 
are not the ones to have suffrage. For 
suffrage should be placed on a basis 
of .intellect. When the fathers tend 
mothers of America make their fami- 
lies their first concern things along 
this line will be considerably improv- 

The public schools should be a 
means of helping our boys and girls 
to become patriots. But although we 
demand good teachers we are not will- 
ing to pay them enough for their ser- 
vices. We spend millions annually for 
tobacco and drink. Should we be will- 
ing then to pay less to educate our 
youth? We expect teachers to be cap- 
able of analyzing childhood but as long 
as we pay less to teachers than to non- 
professional men we need not be sur- 
prised if we have more politicians 
than patriots. 

The church is a third means to 
bring the youth to a high standard. 
We might say the destiny of the world 
lies in the church. Brotherhood should 
be prominent in all her activities. This 
should be the tie that unites capital 
and labor. There has always been a 
conflict between these two elements. 
The labor problem should be one of 
justice rather than of politics. All the 
politician wants is the laboring man's 
vote. Here is the great opportunity 


of the church. The church should 
show the laboring man that she un- 
derstands his needs. It should put 
Christ before creed and thus establish 
Utopian relation with all. 

The market place is the fourth fac- 
tor in the destiny of America. Busi- 
ness men have a code of honor but is 
their code high enough? Is there as 
high a code among business men as 
among thieves? There ought to be 
for the man who takes advantage 
because he can is a greater traitor than 
Benedict Arnold. Brotherhood should 
prevent this traitorship. The Ameri- 
can ought to live as man to man for 
men are not bad but go bad and so oft- 
en we help to make them bad. Men 
need God in their hearts. Human hearts 
are willing to try again if we help in- 
stead of hinder. As our fathers bound 
the colonies so we bind the world to- 
gether by unbreakable ties of brother- 
hood. The man on the under side of 
life is not there because he wants to be. 

The American man should live up to 
him obligations. We need an ex- 
ample of brotherhood rather than the 
tramp of marching feet. We should 
drop words of love and sympathy in 
our pathway. The destiny of the 
world is in the hands of America and 
brotherhood is the link. The time is 
coming when the world will be bound 
together under one jurisdiction. So 
we ought to forget that we are Ger- 
mans, Americans or French and be 
men ready to die for our country if 
necessary but more ready to live for 
her. We should have a vision of one 
world rather than of one nation. 

America must rebuild the world. The 
flag of brotherhood is planted high 
but we should bring ourselves up to 
the flag. In the world's tomorrow 
heaven will not be disappointed in 
America because she will measure up 
to her responsibilities. Each of us 
carries a flag of brotherhood. May 
my flag never touch the ground! 



The Civil Function of the School 

A. C. Baugher. 

In primitive society all our present 
day institutions, except the home, 
were unknown. All our institutions 
have their origin in the hOme — the 
first and grandest of God's institutions. 
In the study of ancient history we 
find that the home was controlled with 
only its individual interests in will. 
The words that the father spoke were 
law. He had control of all religious 
as well as all secular duties. He was 
priest. To him belonged the offering 
of sacrifices. To a large extent the 
standard of morality was in his hands. 
He was chief executive of all judicial 
and legislative work. To him the rest 
of the family looked for advice. As 
the family grew, the duties increased 
and became too much of a burden for 
one man, and as a result, labor was 
divided. An example for this stage of 
social progress can be found in the 
history of the children of Israel, when 
Moses was unable to look after all 
their spiritual and physical and social 
needs, seventy others were appointed 
to help him. This was a prominent 
step in the division of labor. The 
father in the home was the teacher. 
If the child was taught a few funda- 
mental facts concerning ciphering, 
reading, and writing, his school life 
was finished. He was ready to make 
a living for himself. He was fitted for 
the few minor problems confronting 
him. But as society became more 
heterogeneous more intellectual train- 
ing was needed in order to be able to 

cope with the more complex affairs of 
life. At this stage the father learned 
that he was unable to give the required 
amount of mental training. Here is 
where our school had its origin. A 
special person was designated to give 
the training needed. 

But now we come to the sad part 
of the history of the school. After in- 
struction was taken out of the home 
the school and the home somehow fail- 
ed to feel their proper relation. The 
parents were under the impression that 
the school is responsible for all the 
education that the child was to receive, 
and to-day the school is staggering 
under this burden without the proper 
cooperation of the home. Other insti- 
tutions, such as the church and state 
and nation, have grown up with the 
hearty support of its members. 

We naturally wonder what the 
civic-function of the school really is. 
They are many. When society was 
more homogeneous than to-day, its 
duties were few, but as it becomes 
more heterogeneous its duties increas- 
ed in number. 

Let us name the first civic-function 
of the school. It is that toward the 
individual. This can be summed up in 
one word, refinement. But this is 
such a broad and general term that we 
choose to divide it into three subtop- 
ics as follows : — physical, intellectual 
and moral. Even down in the lowest 
grades in the public school we find 
teachers endeavoring: to teach the child 



the proper care and use of eyes, ears, 
teeth, etc., and we have learned that 
to be anything a person must first be 
a good animal. It is rather strange to 
find that our intellectual giant or mor- 
al standard-gearer lives in a "rickety 
al standard-bearer lives in a "rickety 

The child goes to school for seven 
to nine months in the year to glean 
facts and truths which will help him 
in after life ; which will help him to 
reach the plane where he can exercise 
self-direction. The school-room owes 
to every boy and girl that crosses its 
threshold one hundred and forty or 
more times each school year not only 
preparation for life but Life. 

With all the physical strength and 
gracefulness and intellectual alertness 
and sublimity that the school is able 
to give, it must not fail to give a 
sound moral training. A pupil leav- 
ing school at the age of fourteen or 
twenty-one with the honor of being 
the brightest boy or girl in school with 
only a physical and intellectual train- 
ing is known to society as nothing 
more than a professional cad. The 
school has missed its most important 
function if it has failed to give good 
moral training. 

The second great civic-function of 
the school is its relation to the home. 
The school is supposed to take the 
place of the home while the child is in 
the school-room. The child should be 
taught that "to obey is better than 
sacrifice." The school should take 
great pains in teaching the pupil obedi- 
ence — the civic virtue which builds up 
an Empire or the Christian principle 
which is the corner-stone of the Christ- 
ian life. If this fundamental is prop- 
erly laid the next stepping stone to a 

higher plane will be placed. 

Next we shall notice that historic 
factor which is the key-note of true 
greatness, in the life of a true Ameri- 
can ; that is honesty. No day should 
pass by without the boy feeling that 
"'honesty is the best policy." 

The third civic function of the 
school is its relation to the church. 
No young man or woman should at- 
tempt to tread life's unbeaten path 
without the continuous nurture of a 
church. The school should impress 
this at an early time in an appropriate 
manner inculcating such traits of 
character as loyalty and obedience. 

We could not pass over'this subject 
without considering its civic-function 
toward the state. The state is a word 
used to designate a community of in- 
stitutions such as the above named 
and others. There can be no state if 
there be no homes, and homes are rare- 
ly without churches. So we see that 
the state is composed of many funda- 
mental principles. Furthermore, we 
at once see that the things that per- 
tain to the home or the church, pertain 
to the state. But we must not forget 
that the broblems of the state are 
much more numerous and weighty 
than those of the home or church. The 
State may have ten perplexing prob- 
lems where the church or home has 
one. The state has its own problems 
plus those of all its institutions. We 
already learned that the whole is 
greater than any of its parts. It then 
becomes the duty of the school to in- 
still in the plastic mind the sense of 
civic-responsibility. Many people see 
nothing but the opportunity. They 
fail to see that if opportunity is writ- 
ten on one side of the door, responsi- 



bility is written on the other. Arc 
you aware of your responsibility if you 
do not vote and vote intelligently? It 
is the duty of every Christian patriot 
to help to put men into office who have 
moral as well as political backbone. 
Here the school should not fail to take 
note of its power and opportunity to 
create a sound public opinion but so 
many are without ground. After all 
it is the force of public sentiment that 
raises or lowers our moral standards, 
that captures and punishes our crimin- 
als. No time more than now did we 
have the notion so strongly that schol- 
arship and service go hand in hand. 
Formerly, the school as a square 
touched only on four corners, but now 
with its many phases of education, it 
almost reaches the point where we be- 
gin to think of the theory of limits. 

We now come to the last institution 
toward which the school has a civic- 
function. Our nation is one solid mass 
of institutions, beginning with the 
home and ending with itself. No 
group of people on the face of the 
globe have so readily adapted them- 
selves to new customs, new habits, 
new ideas, as have our American 
people. The school holds great pro- 
cess. The school acts as a social sol- 
vent in the retort in which all races, 
nations, classes and temoeraments have 
been placed. It destroys class and 
race prejudice which would undermine 
our democracy in a short time were 
it not for the school. It is a safeguard 
to our republic. It aims to esteem all 
alike. In the eyes of the aim of our 
schools there are no poor or rich ; no 
uneducated or educated ; no party or 
class ; all pay taxes ; none are exempt. 
Were this different it might well be 

said, "Taxation and education will 
ruin our country." 

The school should aim at' teaching 
that citizenship is not a political but 
a sacred thing. The school should 
keenly feel the responsibility when 
permitted to work with an empire like 
that of the mind. We believe in an 
open door, but that open door should 
be the school room door. "No nation 
was ever saved by education but no 
nation was ever saved without it." 

We have endeavored to point out 
what ought to be done but nothing 
has been said as to how to do it. When 
we talk about the progress of the 
school we think of the home. As we 
have said before that the school is an 
outgrowth of the home, we can, un- 
doubtedly, find the solution of many 
of its problems in the home. There 
are however, exceptions to the last 
statement, in such cases as crowded 
city districts, foreign sections, etc. 
The solution of these last named must 
be found in the school-room and on the 
play ground : Were it not for these 
exceptions, the school might well be 
classed as a social thermometer. Even 
as it is, the school is a fairly good in- 
dex of the general industrial, social, 
religious and economic life of the com- 
munity. Not only is the support of 
the district needed but that of the state 
as well. In a community composed 
largely of the foreign element, the 
state might well establish a lecture 
course to instruct the future Ameri- 
cans. We often succeed in de-nation- 
alizing a foreigner but we too often fail 
to Americanize him. The little boys 
in large cities are too often hemmed in 
on all sides by signs "no trespassing; 
no coasting; positively no ball play- 



ing here." No wonder the boy is en- 
gaged in some misdemeanor. Give 
him something to do that is construct- 
ive rather than destructive. Why not 
open the school play grounds for the 
children's benefit at all times. It 
would pay the state and borough to 
hire teachers during the summer to 
care for the children. It would be wise 
to have the children work in a public 
garden. Every child should have an 
opportunity to prove faithful to the 
charge entrusted to him. Many de- 
sirable qualities would be fostered 

which would otherwise be neglected 
and lost. 

In summing up the leading paints in 
this paper, we wish to call attention to 
the several leading functions of the 
school : toward the individual, toward 
the home, toward the church, toward 
the state, and toward the nation. Ae 
we have said our nation is composed 
of many institutions and each insti- 
tution of many individuals, hence the 
desired product of our schools is good 
citizenship. We need patriots, men 
and women who are willing to live for 
their country instead of dying for it. 

The Contributions of Greece to the World. 

P. E. Burkholder. 

The ancient Greeks have contributed 
to the civilized world much culture 
and refinement. 

In the first place, the modern world 
possesses many things in the form of 
education that are of Greek origin. In 
literature, we have handed down to 
us from these people the world's great- 
est masterpieces. They have given to 
us epic poetry produced by Homer, 
also lyric poetry in the forms of the 
ballad by Alcaeus and Sappho, and the 
choral odes by Pindar. Likewise are 
we indebted to Aeschylus, and Anthe- 
man, for the drama, and to the Greek 
Sophists for the beginning of Rhetoric 
and the founding of Oratory. From 
Thucydides, another Athenians, we 
have received the first scientific his- 
torv that was ever written. Thales, 

a Miletian was the founder of- Philo- 
sophy. To his work, Plato has con- 
tributed the theory of ideas, "ideas are 
the sole realities, eternal and unchange- 
able, existing only in heaven ;" Socra- 
tes has added the question method of 
teaching ; and Aristotle has given the 
first form of classified knowledge. 
The most nearly perfect sculpture that 
has ever been designed by man is the 
product of such men as Phidias, auth- 
or of the statue of Athens on th Acro- 
polis ; and Lysippus, the originator of 
portrait sculpture, all of whom were 
Greeks. In architecture the world 
has received from them, the Doric, 
Corinthian, and Ionic forms. Their 
temples and other buildings are found 
to be almost perfect models of archi- 
tecture. The Greeks are also the 
founders of the theatre, staduim and 



gymnasium. From the Olympic games, 
our modern world has conceived the 
track meet and our country fairs, also 
bear some resemblance to parts of the 
exercises. Our modern method of 
physical discipline and the idea of edu- 
cation being controlled by the state 
originated among the Greeks. 

In 'the second place, we find that 
certain forms of our present govern- 
ment had their beginning in Greece. 
In the council of the Greek Areopagus, 
we see the source of our supreme 
court; in the city state a form of our 
modern county and state ; in the con- 
gress at Corinth, the origin of our rep- 
resentative form of government ; and 
in Athens' government our democratic 
form of government. 

In the third place, Greece is the 
birthplace of a number of our modern 
institutions. The modern fraternity 
has developed from the Greek phratry; 
the Zoological park, and the museum 
claim Alexander as their founder. 

In the fourth place, political, reli- 
gious, and intellectual freedom are 
ideals that come down to us from an- 
cient Hellas. Likewise, are they the 
first to present the ideal character — 
a strong, perfectly developed body, an 
equally strong intellect, and feeling 
absolutely free and fearless, held in 
control by reason. 

Thus it is to the ancient Geek that 
the modern world is indebted for valu- 
able contributions of culture and re- 

Local Bible Institutes. 

Ezra Wenger. 

There are quite a few calls for these 
institutes and our teachers although 
very busy with their school work are 
willing to go and give of their best to 
the various churches. 

These short institutes are very much 
appreciated by all who attend and in 
all the churches that they are being 
held there seems to be a great spiritual 
revival which is quite natural because 
all the teachers are pointing the people 
to God and His Word. 

The following Institutes were held 
this school year : 

East Berlin, Adams County, where 
Elder S. H. Hertzler and Prof. R. W. 
Schlosser were the instructors. Six 
sessions were held during which Elder 
Hertzler taught out of the Book of He- 
brews and Prof. Schlosser gave in- 
structions on Bible Doctrine. 

On November 3-5 Prof. H. K. Ober 
conducted n institute at Black Rock, 
York County. In the seven sessions 
that were held Prof. Ober spoke on 
Sunday School and problems and 
gave two lectures : "Child's Rights" 
and "Love, Courtship and Marriage." 
Prof. Schlosser devoted his entire time 
in teaching from the First Epistle Gen- 
eral of St. John. 

During Thanksgiving vacation, Prof. 
H. K. Ober and Prof. R. W. Schlosser 
again held an institute of eleven ses- 
sions at Meadow Branch, Maryland. 
Prof. Ober devoted his time to Sunday 
School work and "The Child," while 
Prof. Schlosser taught from The First 
Epistle General of St. John and also 
s:ave several discourses on the "Holy 

On Jan. 5-7, Dr. D. C. Reber and 
Prof. J. G. Meyer conducted an insti- 
tute in the Little Swatara Church, 
Lebanon County. Seven very inter- 
esting sessions were held during which 
Dr. Reber spoke on the following sub- 
jects: "The Bible," "The Lord," "The 
Church," "The World," "The Child," 
"The Christian," and "The Judgment." 
Prof. Mever used as the basis of all 
his talks "The Sermon on the Mount." 

All of these institutes were well at- 
tended and much interest was mani- 
fested throughout. 

The following institutes are being 
planned vet for this year: 

Prof. Ober and Prof. Schlosser at 
Ephrata, Lancaster County, in Febru- 
ary and at Westminster, Md. in March, 
also Dr. Reber and Prof. Meyer in Tul- 
pehocken Congregation, Lebanon 
County, in the near future. 



HELEN G. OELLIG, Editor-in-Chief 


School Notes 

Eva Arbegast 
Melvin Shisler ... ' 

Ruth Bucher Alumni Notes 

Florence Mover K. L. S. Notes 

Frances Ulrich Homerian Notes 

A. C. Baugher Exchanges 

John Graham ; Athletics 

David H. Markey Business Manager 

John Hershey Ass't Manager 

Ruth Kilhefner Art 

Our College Times is published monthly during the Academic year by the Homer- 
ian and Keystone Literary Societies of Elizabethtown College. 

This paper will be sent continuously to old subscribers, so as not to break their 
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Report any change of addres to the Business Manager. 

Subscription rates: Fifty cents per year; ten cents per copy; five years for $2.00. 

Entered as second-class matter April 19, 1909, at the Elizabethtown Postoffice. 

Gleanings From the Bible Institute. 
Lydia Stauffer. 

The Special Bible Institute from 
Jan. 12 to 19 brought much inspira- 
tion. Several of the regular members 
of the faculty gave instruction highly 
appreciated by the home folks as well 
as those in attendance of the special 

Prof. Schlosser gave one period 
throughout the week to the study of 
the Holy Spirit. This afforded a 
glimpse of the work of the Holy Spirit 
in the Old Testament, as well as the 

New Testament. He also gave four 
periods in studying the Epistle of 1 
John. In this work he emphasized the 
result of "walking in the light" in "fel- 
lowship" in contrast with professing 
to be in the light and yet walking 
alone. Other great fundament truths 
of the epistle were forcibly impressed. 

Prof. Meyer gave two periods to the 
study of the Shepherd Psalm and the 
Lord's Prayer. His periods showed 
thorough study of these subjects. In 
the limited time he was unable to give 
to us the many truths he had thought 



out and gleaned from writers on these 
texts. After carefully presenting his 
work, he reinforced these impressions 
through the medium of printed charts. 
Prof. Meyer also printed duplicates 
copies of these charts on sheets of pa- 
per which are available. 

Prof. Ober gave one period daily to 
considering Sunday School topics. 
The usual spicy enthusiasm of the 
Pennsylvania Dutchman stirred ear- 
nest workers to renewed determina- 
tion to do more efficient work in this 
large field of usefulness. 

Dr. Reber gave three periods to 
word study. He illustrated by typical 
words, how the same word used in 
different context conveys different 
meanings. The significance of many 
proper names of the Bible, was ex- 
plained.. He also gave us his concep- 
tion of the dispensations and the judg- 
ment by means of a printed chart. 

Eld. W. K. Conner of Harrisburg, 
gave four periods of very helpful in- 
struction for using crayon and object 
lessons. His teaching emphasized 
the absolute necessity of the black- 
board for efficient teaching in the Sun- 
day School. Simplicity and practice 
were his key words leading to success 
in the use of black-board and object. 
Elder Conner also gave us two ser- 
mons. The first evening he gave a 
general survey of Giving in the Old 
Testament. The texts treating on 
tithes, the various free will offering 
and sacrifices were summed up and 
shown to total to an amazing amount. 
The second evening "New Testament 
Giving" was treated in such a manner 
impressing our added responsibility of 
giving under the Gospel, in compari- 

son with that of God's people under 
the Law. 

Bro. W. S. Long, pastor of the Al- 
toona Church was highly appreciated 
throughout his stay of four days. In 
his forenoon periods, he emphasized 
many phases of the Christ, His diety, 
atonement, exhalation, advocacy and 
second coming were forcefully dwelt 
upon. In his afternoon periods he 
considered the Church's relation to 
Him — as a family, members of his 
body, Sheep of his fold, a spiritual 
house and as a bride. The sermon 
"New Power in the <"M Parish" was 
based on the fishing experience in the 
Sea of Galilee. At the command of 
the Master the over-whelming draught 
of fishes was taken in the same spot 
where disappointment had been ex- 
perienced when not directed by Him. 

The interest and attendance culmin- 
ated in a strong climax by the coming 
of Bro. F. H. Crumpacker, return Mis- 
sionary fom China. His appeal for pre- 
pared young people to enter the mis- 
sion field now, was strong and forceful. 
This appeal was sustained by devoting 
several teaching periods to the sudy of 
Scriptural teaching on the subject, al- 
so by a sectional map of China locating 
our mission stations. The eagerness 
of the Chinese to receive Gospel teach- 
ing was very vividly portrayed. In his 
last messaee "Stewardship of Money 
and life," he emphasized the joy of giv- 
ing as well as the responsibility of pos- 
sessing. At the close of the discourse 
an offering of $86 was lifted for world- ' 
wide missions. 

Other features of the work were, the 
Educational program. Elder A. P. 
Geib, pastor of Brooklyn Mission, gave 



an address, also, Eld. W. K. Conner 
gave an illustrated address. In both 
of these addresses the emphasis was 
placed on symmetrical development of 
the physical, mental and spiritual ; also 
the advantage of the smaller church 
schools over the larger secular schools, 
was shown. 

Sunday was a very busy day. In 
the morning Brother J. B. Brubaker, 
delivered a very simple but forceful 
sermon on the subject, "Thy Kingdom 
Come." In the afternoon Brother 
Nathan Martin spoke on "The 
Church." In the evening H. R. Gibble 

gave an appreciated sermon on Ps. 1 :$ r 
directing our attention and apprecia- 
tion of Nature. 

So the week was very profitably 
spent developing spiritually. We hope 
those who came to enjoy these bles- 
sings will come again and we will glad- 
ly welcome many others. These sea- 
son of refreshing are too good to be 
missed. Reader, begin now to plan 
to be with us next year. 

Upon all who came to teach and help 
we pray God's blessing and may you 
be kept for a long life and great use- 



, V\~ s - 

Prof. Ober was one of the instruct- 
ors at a two-day Bible Institute held 
at Daleville, Va., January 5-7. 

Dr. Reber attended the Penna. 
Teachers' Association Conference at 
Harrisburg on the 28th of December. 

Messrs. A. C. Baugher and Ezra 
Wenger attended a two-day Bible In- 
stitute at the Frytown Church near 
Myerstown. The instructors of the 
Institute were Dr. Reber and Prof. 

Mr. Schwenk (the bell boy) ex- 
claimed, "If that bell won't ring soon' 
I have to ring it. " 

Prof. Meyer delivered an address 
Jan. 16th at the Teachers' Institute, 
held at Bachmanville. 

Prof. H. H. Nye, one of the mem- 
bers of the College Faculty was elect- 
ed to the ministry Jan. 4th, by the 
Elizabethtown Brethren Church. His 
many friends extend him their best 
wishes in his high calling. Prof Nye 

is teacher of History, Social Science 
and Rhetoric. 

A gentleman student on Alpha Hall, 
when looking for a motto in Latin, 
exclaimed, "This is just what I want;" 
"Domus et placens uxor," (Home and 
a pleasing wife). 

Prof. Nye to Mr. Fogelsanger — 
"'Mr. Fogelsanger, when do you use 
the period?" 

Mr. Fogelsanger — "After punctu- 

Prof. Meyer to Mr. Shaak— "Mr. 
Shaak how close can you get to the 

Mr. Shaak — "Within one hundred 
and ninety-one degrees." 

Mr. P.aum to Mr. Shissler— "Mr. 
Shissler I couldn't sleep an eyeful 
this afternoon." 

How many of your New Year's 
resolutions have you broken already? 

Miss Ruth Kilhefner visited Miss 
Carper in Palmyra January 6 and 7. 



The revival held at Spring- Creek 
by Prof. R. W. Schlosser has closed. 
The interest was good and there were 
quite a few additions to the church. 
Several times some of the students at- 
tended the services. 

A most splendid song recital was 
given in Music Hall, Saturday, Januray 
20 by Miss Orca Zora Miller of Phila- 
delphia. Miss Miller sang English, 
Irish and Scotish folk songs; English 
German and Italian classics and an 
aria from an oratoria as well as the 
aria from an opera. Miss Miller is a 
graduate of the Zobanaky school of 
Light Singing being graduated under 
Miss Anne McDonough. She was a 
student of harmony and counterpoint 
under Dr. Hugh C. Clark of the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania. She is a 
student in voice of Madam Emma Os- 
bourne of the Sternburg School of 
Music. Miss Miller was choir leader 
of the First Church of the Brethren in 
Philadelphia during 1914-1916. Dur- 
ing the spring semester of 1916 she 
was in charge of the vocal, music de- 
partment of Juniata College. At pres- 
ent she is vocal music instructor in 
the Pennsylvania institution for the 
blind at Overbrook, Pa. 

Her accompanist Miss Bertha At- 
kins, is also school accompanist and a 
teacher at Sternburg School of Music. 
Miss Atkins is a graduate of Mrs. M. 
B. Moulten in Piano Normal Work 
and has studied interpretation with 
Constantine Von Sternburg, principal 
of the Sternburg School of Music, a 
world famous piano teacher and com- 
poser. The whole program was one of 
high merit and we feel that it is a rare 
privilege to hear artists of such abili- 


Did you join the Mission Study or 
Teacher Training classes just formed? 

In Public Speaking Class. 

Miss Myer— "Mr. Groff, can't you 
get your tones up a little higher." 

Mr. Groff— "Oh yes, I could but I'm 
afraid I couldn't get down again." 

What a feast of spiritual good things 
we did have at Bible Institute and 
what a crowd ! Fact is, the attend- 
ance was record-breaking. The Chap- 
el was filled almost every day but 
especially on Thursday the crowd was 
exceptionally large. Every speaker 
had a vital message to convey. This 
spirit showed itself in every session. 
The audience gave each speaker undi- 
vided attention. Almost every phase 
of Christian activity was spoken of, 
The messages of Bro. Crumpacker cer- 
tainly aroused a missionary spirit with- 
in us. The masterful sermons and 
teaching of Eld. Long of Altoona, were 
as manna to hungry souls. Eld Connor 
in his teaching on the Sunday School 
lessons for the coming year was very 
practical. The faculty members also 
instructed classes daily. And now as 
the Bible Institute work of the year of 
1917 is over may we not forget the 
messages of our teachers but may we 
all live more devoted, consecrated 
lives in His service. 

Miss Ellen Longenecker, who was 
ill has recovered. 

Among relatives of the students who 
were here during Bible Institute we 
note the following: 

The Misses Brightbill of Myers- 
town, visiting Miss Dohner; Mrs. 
Grover Bare and Miss Marps of Ship- 
pensburg. visiting Miss Phebe Long- 
enecker ; Miss Mary Arbegast of Me- 



chanicsburg, visiting Miss Eva Arbe- 
gast; Miss Mary Thrush of Shippens- 
burg, visiting Miss Byers ! The Miss- 
es Moyer of Lansdale, visiting Miss 
Laura Moyer ; Mrs. Hertzler, Mrs. 
Stauffer and Mrs. Albright of Mechan- 
icsburg, visiting Miss Martha Albright 
Mrs. Young visiting the Misses 

Among former students at Bible 
Institute we noticed Messrs. Fahne- 
stock, McAllister, Hertzler, Misses 
Miller, Speidle, Moyer, Taylor, Heist- 
and, and Weaver. 

We are indeed glad as an editorial 
staff to welcome back into our midst 
Miss Lydia Stauffer. Miss Stauffer 
returned to us the beginning of the 
year and we feel her help and presence 
is a decided addition to the College 

The Bible Institute visitors were 
pleased with the clever work of both 
the Ladies' and Gentlemens' Physical 
Culture Classes. 

The Volunteer band had charge of 
the Christian Workers' Meeting pro- 
gram held during Bible Institute. 

Again the swift little arrow of Dan 
Cupid has pierced the hearts of two 
of our former students and bound them 
inseperably together, viz., Miss Etta 
Kough and Mr. A. Jay Replogle. The 
wedding occurred a few days before 
Christmas. Miss Kough had charge 
•of the kitchen last year. At present 
Mr. Replogle is teaching in a rural 
school near Carlisle. Mr. and Mrs. 
Replogle are "at home" to their friends 
in Carlisle. The editorial staff and 
friends of "Our College Times" ex- 
tends to them their heartiest congratu- 
lations for a happy wedded life. 

January 5-7 Dr. Reber and Prof. 
Myer conducted a Bible Institute in 
the Little Swatara congregation. The 
people of the congregation enjoyed it 
so much that they expect to have two 
of them next year. 

The many friends of Eld. S. R. Zug 
of Palmyra, rejoiced to see him slowly 
climb the steps to College Chapel to 
attend our Seventeenth Annual Bible 
Institute on January 18. 

New chandeliers have been placed 
in the office and Room B. This adds 
greatly to the appearance of both 

What are you doing for missions? 

The people in the kitchen deserve 
great credit for the way in which they 
handled the crowd at Bible Institute. 

The other week one of the boys 
came to Dr. Reber and said, "Dr. I 
don't know what deportment is but I 
got a hundred in it, so you may put it 
on my program for next term." 

Our business managers deserve 
great credit for over Bible Institute 
they secured quite a few new subscrib- 
ers. Friend, if they forgot to ask you 
to subscribe, won't you send us your 
subscription at once for surely you 
want to read "Our College Times." 

The hall prayer meetings were well 
attended during Bible Term. Our 
visitors especially seemed to enjoy this 
brief service. 

The temperance program rendered 
by the Temperance League of the Col- 
lege Sunday evening, January 21, was 
full of interest. Although we have 
these programs frequently there is 
something new still to be learned. The 
program consisted of an invocation by 
Dr. Reber; Opening Address, A. C. 



Baugher ; Recitation, Anna Ruth Esh- 
■elman ; Oration, John F. Graham ; x\d- 
dress, W. N. Zobler. An appreciative 
audience gave the speakers the closest 

The Volunteer Band received some 
very helpful advice from Bro. Crum- 
packer during his visit with us. 

The attendance at the basket ball 
.games during Bible Institute was re- 
cord breaking. 

Miss Margaruite Howe of Mechan- 
icsburg, heard the song recital on Janu- 
ary 20. Miss Howe was the guest ot 
Miss Byers. 

We feel like commending the town 
people for their splendid help and at- 
tendance during Bible Institute. These 
things helped to make it a success. 

Are you planing to come for the 
Spring Term's work? 

The various speakers of our Bible 
Institute commended the student body 
for their loyalty and attendance at the 
different meetings. But how could 
we stay away from such good things 
as we heard there! 

During Bible Institute Miss Viola 
"Withers took dinner with us in the 
College dining room. It so happened 
that John Hershev was her opposite. 
During the meal Miss Withers looked 
innocently at Mr. Hershey and said, 
"Say Mr. Hershey, does Phebe Long- 
enecker go here to school?" 

Keystone Society Notes. 
Chill airs and wintry winds ! my ear 

Has grown familiar with your song; 
1 hear it in the opening year. — 

I listen, and it cheers me long. 

The new year has made the above 

sentiment, the sentiment of the Key- 
stone Literary Society. Although the 
weather has not been so favorable for 
some of our public meetings, yet the 
attendance has been good, the pro- 
grams well rendered and much enjoyed 
by everyone. 

The Society met in public session, 
Friday night, January 5th, 1917. At 
this meeting the newly elected officers 
were inaugurated as follows : Presi- 
dent, Clarence Ebersole ; Vice Pres- 
ident, Reuben Fogelsanger; Secretary, 
Alice Reber ; Critic, Prof. J. G. Meyer. 

As an inaugural address Mr. Eber- 
sole gave a helpful and suggestive talk 
on "Resolutions for the New Year." 
The program then rendered was as fol- 
lows : Piano Solo, "Siegmund's Love 
Song," Mary Hiestand ; Dialogue, 
"Mary tries to tell the Preceptress 
what happened," Linnie Dohner and 
Mary Hiestand ; Declamation, Isaac 
Taylor; Vocal Solo, "Somewhere a 
Voice is Calling," Lydia Withers. Fol- 
lowing this as a closing feature of the 
program was a very interesting 
"Sketch of a Trip to Niagara Falls," 
by Prof. H. A. Via. 

We appreciate the interest which 
our many friends showed in attending 
the program Friday afternoon, Jan- 
uary 1 2th. This program we consider 
as one to be remembered especially 
for the splendid way in which it was 
rendered and the large and apprecia- 
tive audience which received it. 

The program rendered was as fol- 
lows: — Piano Solo, "Shepherds All 
and Maidens Fair," Harold Engle ; 
Recitation, "The House by the Side 
of the Road," Anna Ruth Eshelman ; 
Piano Solo, "Dance Melodique," Flor- 



ence Bruaw ; Declamation, "The Con- 
duct of Life," R. Elam Zug; Music, 
"Don't Count Your Chickens Before 
They Are Hatched," Male Quartette; 
In the Debate, "Resolved, that the 
housewife should use the system of 
Boycott to reduce the high cost of liv- 
ing," the negative side defended by 
Verda Eckert and Ezra Wenger won 
over the affirmative side taken by Eva 
Arbegast and Clarence Ebersole. The 
debate was followed by a Vocal Solo 
entitled "When the Heart Is Young," 
by R. Elam Zug. The closing feature 
of the program was a Literary Echo 
by Ruth Kilhefner. . 



Our season continued after the holi- 
day vacation with renewed vigor. Our 
boys have put new spirit into Basket 
Ball. On Jan. 5 we had a splendid 
game featured by great team work. 
Roses Owls 

J. Hershey .... F Ebersole 

Weaver F Taylor 

Graham C H. Wenger 

Landis G Foglesanger 

Shaak G Long 

Summary : Fair goals, J. Hershey 5 ; 
Weaver 4; Graham, Shaak, Ebersole 
5; Taylor 4; H. Wenger. Foul goals, 
Ebersole 5; Landis 4; Final score 26- 
23 favor of Roses. Time of halves 20 
minutes. Referee R. Zug. 

One week later the Weaverites and 
Ebersoleites met and the former was 
successful by the score of 22-18. Fol- 
lowing is the line-up : 
Weaverites. Ebersoleites. 

J. Hershey .... F Ebersole 

Weaver F H. Hershey 

Graham C H. Wenger 

Landis G Foglesanger 

E. Wenger .... G Long- 
Summary: Fair goals, J. Hershey 7, 
Landis, Graham; H. Hershey 5; Eb- 
ersole 2. Foul goals, Landis 4; H.. 
Hershey4. Time of halves 20 minutes. 
Referee, R. Zug. 

On Jan. 15 a splendid game was 
played. It was featured by good team. 
work and fast passing. The result 
of the score between the Hersheyites 
and Ebersoleites was 25-15 in favor of 
the former. 

Hersheyites. Ebersoleites. 

J. Hershey F Ebersole 

H. Hershey F Taylor 

Graham C Landis 

Foglesanger ... G Weaver 

Long G H. Wenger 

Summary: Fair goals, J. Hershey 7~ 
H. Hershey 2; Landis, Weaver 2; Eb- 
ersole 3. Foul goals, H. Hershey 7; 
Landis. Time of halves, 20 minutes. 
Referee, R. Zug. 

The ladies have played a very splen- 
did game lately. They deserve praise 
for being able to play such a splendid 
game as they did a few weeks ago.. 
The game was played between the 
Roses and the Violets and resulted in 
the score of 27-22 in favor of the 

Roses. Violets. 

P. Longenecker F Eckert 

M. Young F Dohner 

M. Oellig C S. Miller 

Manpin G Aungst 

Sauders G F. Moyer 

Summary : Fair goals, P. Longen- 
ecker 9 ; Young 2 ; Eckert 3 ; Dohner 
9 ; Foul goals, Eckert 3. Time of halves 
15 minutes. Referee, G. Miller. 



Alumni Notes. 

Bible Term which closed Fri., Jan. 
19, was the means of bringing some of 
the Alumni back to their Alma Mater. 

The following were those present : 
Mr. '16 and Mrs. I. J. Kreider, Mr. 
"W; E. Glasmire '07, Mr. Epharim 
Hertzler '16, Miss Rhoda Miller '15, 
Mr. George C. Neff '16, Mr. '16 and 
Mrs. V. C. Holsinger, Paul K. Hess 
'15, Viola Withers '09, Martha Martin 
'09, Prof. '14 and Mrs. '12 L. W. Leit- 
•er, Anna W. Wolgemuth '08, Gertrude 
Miller '09, Mr. "05 and Mrs. D. L, 
Landis. John Hershey '16 and a few 

others that may have escaped our no- 

Mr. Lester N. Myer '-16 has come 
to spend the week end with us. 

Prof. H. K. Ober '08, Prof. R. W. 
Schlosser '07 and Prof. J. G. Meyer 
'05 were teachers at the Bible Insti- 

Esther, daughter of Wm. K. Kulp 
'12 was buried Dec. 29, 1916. She 
was sick for a very short time. The 
funeral was held in the Elizabethtown 
Brethren Church. Age: about 14 



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suggestions on any paper. What we 
gave was nothing more than a birds- 
eye-view of what constitutes our Ex- 
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it was quantity that we wished to 
call your attention to. We feel how- 
ever, that we have some very good 
journals. We believe, that the best 
journals are those which are ever open 
to receive helpful suggestions, those 
which are ever ready to be helped, 
those which are always near to lend 
a helping hand, those which will show 
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High School papers ! Stop ! Look ! 
Examine! "Fifth .Avenue Life" is 
worthy to be considered a model. Few 
high schools have a stronger paper. 
The staff must certainly be busy, each 
department is brought to the readers 
notice. Your paper is not flooded 

with advertisements. Good, keep it 

In "The Bulletin" we notice "Art 
Appeal to Common Sense." If this 
would be the only thing in your pa- 
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boy in school should know and know 
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bit and then two bits more of this C. S. 
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Your paper is well balanced. We 
like your cuts. Your cover design is 
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"College Rays" we missed you very 
much, we haven't seen you for a long 
time, in fact, only once before. The 
Editor of this department has been 
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Rays?" They appreciate your ap- 
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to be present each month thruout the 
year. "The Appetite of Mars" is a 
very good production. 



"The Daleville Leader" is a very 
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subscriber sshould read and re-read it. 
We would like to see a larger Ex- 
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he may be the cause for it happening. 

We wish to call the attention of our 
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credit for putting his thought into 

"Red and White" we would advise 
you to strengthen your literary depart- 

We had a rather novel way of work- 
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concerning their respective papers 
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meet and talk matters over, we believe 
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VOL. XIV Elizabethtown, Pa., March, 1917 No. 6 

When Friend Clasps Hand With Friend 

When friend clasps hands with friend one more 

When friends have been apart, 
A thrill of pleasnre o'er one comes 

And gladness fills the heart. 

When friends clasp hands in earnest talk. 

Of all God's goodness here, 
Of all their hopeful plans for life, 

For Him — then God is near. 

When friend clasps hands with friend alone r 

In hours of deepest woe ; 
The sadness somehow softer seems, 

And life doth sweeter grow. 

When friend clasps hands with friend in prayer r 

Each praying for his friend, 
A hallowed Presence o'er them then 

In blessing seems to bend. 

When friends clasp hands — then joys are theirs,. 
That else they could not know. 
We thank thee, God for friends who make 
Our earth a heaven below. 

—Merlin G. Miller. 


A Winter Scene. 

Jeanette V. Shope. 

Winter is one of the most beautiful 
and healthful seasons of the year. No- 
thing is more beautiful than winter 
scenery. There is nothing pleasanter 
than to sit in a warm and cozy room 
by a window, and watch the little 
flakes of snow as they come flying si- 
lently through the air, and take their 
place with the others in covering this 
old mother earth with a white blanket. 
As far as one can see, there is nothing 
but a pure, white coverlet. 

On the slopes of hills, one can see 
the children with the sleds enjoying 
themselves to the fullest extent. Their 
cheeks are ruddy and red being kissed 

by the cool and bracing winter winds. 
There is nothing more pleasant than 
to watch the children as they slide 
down the hillside or fly across the 
great ponds of ice. They seem as hap- 
py and carefree as though there were 
no lessons to study when they are call- 
ed in by the unwelcome sounding of 
the bell on the old country school- 

Again, if we go to the ponds which 
are frozen, we can see hundreds of 
skaters both young and older ones en- 
joying the pleasure of skating on the 
clear, smooth ice. 

Physical Education. 

Abel K. Long 

Physical education is one of the 
chief factors in preparing for future 
life. Few of the students can under- 
stand the value of physical training 
when first entering College, but most 
of them will agree with me it is as 
valuable as any other study in the cur- 

Mose of the boys that are here come 
from the farm, and I am not ashamed 
of the fact as I myself come from the 
farm, and believe that the farm makes 
better men and women for future life 

than do the factories and stores of a 

The farmer boy does not have the 
beauty and style in walking as does 
the city boy but after he has had a 
few terms of physical training he can 
compete with any city boy as he has 
the qualities to be developed which are 
of great service. 

Some of us think that on these cold 
days it is too cold to take a walk in the 
open air, but remember that the lungs 
need as much fresh air on cold days as 


they do on warm days. 

Abundance of fresh air in walking 
and sleeping, almost daily baths of the 
right kind, perfect care of the teeth, at- 
tention to the quantity and quality of 
food and drink, and exercises that pro- 
mote health, grace and clear minds, are 
the qualities which give vim, vigor and 
strength to the body and are the chief 
factors in getting an education. 

Most of us do not realize the fact 

that the janitor, physical culture in- 
structor, and the regular members of 
the faculty are putting forth great ef- 
forts to develop our physical bodies 
by keeping a neat campus, by having 
a well ordered physical culture drill, 
by having games of basket-ball, base- 
ball and tennis, and by having a special 
time set aside each day for the students 
to take physical exercise and develop 
their bodies physically. 

An Artist's Story. 

Marion M. Reese. 

The scene of my story is located in 
the small town of Rothenberg in South- 
western Germany. Frank Wellsley 
was a boy between eight or nine years 
of age. He lived with his mother and 
two sisters, both sisters were younger 
than himself. His father died when he 
was only seven years old leaving his 
mother to earn a living for her three 
children. They were very poor before 
the father's death and doubly so after- 
wards. Frank's mother did the best 
she could to keep the children together 
and make a scanty living. But there 
was more sorrow in store for these 
helpless children for within two years 
of the father's death, the mother fol- 
lowed. Her last request was that her 
mother who will be known in the story 
as Grandma Osborn, should take care 
of the children. Now Grandma Os- 
born was in no better circumstances 
than was the poor mother herself, but 
she could not refuse the last request 

of her daughter. So the children were 
taken under Grandma Osborn's care 
and shielded as far as possible from 
the storms of the world. 

Grandma Osborn lived in a basement 
which was divided into two rooms in 
a large tenement building, she had 
very little furniture, except a few home 
made pieces that were left there by the 
people who had just vacated it. The 
floors were bare and carpetless but 
these surroundings were in no wise a 
hindrance to the happiness of the child- 
ren. They were happy and carefree 
and loved their Grandmother with the 
deep love of childhood. Little Frank 
was the only one of the three who went 
to school. While yet in his early child- 
hood he had often dreamed of becom- 
ing a great artist. But he received 
very little if any encouragement from 
his Grandmother because she knew it 
would take a large sum of money to 
send him throusrh college, which would 



be necessary if his wishes were ever 
realized. She often felt sorry because 
she could not do more for him, But 
Frank was ambitious and was never 
satisfied better than when sitting for 
hours sketching different objects in the 
room, or something he had seen dur- 
ing the day. The teacher even had 
some trouble with him at school, be- 
cause he was too poor to buy much 
paper to draw on and many times he 
was punished for sketching on his 
books or on the walls when he thought 
he was not seen. 

His sisters were very proud of their 
brother's drawings, but Grandma never 
paid much attention to his drawings 
and consequently did not reailze that 
the child was doing well for his age, 
until one evening when he came home 
from school he tossed his books and 
slate down on the floor and then took 
something out of his pocket and show- 
ed it to his sisters. Grandma was so 
busy stirring a small kettle of mush 
for supper that she did not notice what 
he had. She kept on stirring the mush 
for about five minutes and not hearing 
the children she walked to the door 
and looked into the other room. And 
this is what she saw : Frank was 
seated on an old wooden bench draw- 
ing something on the door while his 
sisters were looking on with great in- 
terest. Upon the first impulse she was 

about to scold Frank for writing on the 
door, but something made her hesitate, 
so her curiosity got the best of her 
and she tip-toed across the room so 
she could see the picture more plainly. 
The children were so interested in the 
drawing that the}- did not notice her 
until she was beside them, then the 
oldest sister raised her hand for Grand- 
ma to keep silent until the picture was 
finished. It wa only a few minutes 
until she could see plainly that the 
picture was a portrait of herself. She 
was surprised and amused at the re- 
semblance of the picture to herself. 
You may guess that Frank was sur- 
prised to find Grandma looking at him 
when he had finished. For several 
days Grandma Osborn thought of this 
drawing and finally resolved that 
Frank should have a chance to become 
an artist if there was any way possible. 
She knew she did not have the mon- 
ey to give him, but she sacrificed many 
things for herself to be able to buy 
more drawing material for him. Frank 
went to public school until he was six- 
teen years old. During his last year 
he won a scholarship which entitled 
him to go to whatever school he de- 
sired. The following fall he entered 
a large art school where in a few years 
his own as well as his Grandmother's 
hopes were realized. 



A Teacher's Influence Upon Humanity. 

Alice Reber '17 

The influence a teacher has upon hu- 
manity can hardly be estimated. It 
can be compared to a stone thrown in- 
to a pond, which causes a wave ring- 
let to start unconsciously as it were. 
These ringlets start others that will 
continue on and on. No matter how 
light the touch, the wave rolls on for- 

The teacher exerts his greatest in- 
fluence upon childhood. He is the 
greatest factor next to the home in 
rearing the child. When the child has 
reached the age of six he is sent to 
school where the teacher is supposed 
to train him to be a loyal citizen. Not 
only is the teacher supposed to train 
him to be a loyal citizen but he is also 
supposed to train him mentally, moral- 
ly and socially. 

The training which the child receiv- 
es in obedience, will help him to yield 
willing obedience to law. This ready 
submission to law is one of man's first 
duties to the State and himself; 
hence the influence the teacher has in 
moulding the child to be a strong, 
moral, and obedient character is great. 

The teacher also plays a great part 
in moulding the opinion of the com- 
munity in which he casts his lot. The 
community will have much to give 
whether it be a small rural district, or 
lies in the heart of a great city. The 
teacher in turn will have abundant op- 
portunity to give of himself for the 
general good. He is looked up to as 
the main source of information in the 
community. So the ideals which he 
implants to-day will become the reali- 
ties of the community to-morrow, be- 
cause they regard him as the highest 
factor in the community. 

From the community where the 
teacher has implanted high ideals will 
come the men who will be put at the 
head of the State in the future. 
If their intellectual powers have been 
rightly trained the laws will be in ac- 
cordance with their noble ideals. 

The States of today with their well- 
trained and developed young men will 
become the nation of tomorrow. There- 
fore, the teacher who has lived "The 
Life" back of his teaching has an end- 
less influence upon humanity. 



The Hen 

Nathan Meyer. 

The hen is a biped. Her eyes which 
are about the size of a squirrel's eyes 
are on each side of her head. 

Her beak is hard, especially at the 
tip, which she uses to procure and 
crush her food. 

The hen wears chothes equally as 
good, if not better than people. Her 
comb on her head might be called her 
hat ; her feathers the coat ; the hard 
material which covers her legs, the 
trousers ; and the material which cov- 
ers her feet, the shoes. There are, 
however, two main differences between 
a man's clothing and a hen's clothing. 
The first is, that she can not change 
clothes when she wants to, and the 
second is, that she has life in her hat, 
and in part of her coat. 

The hen always likes to sleep above 
the ground as on a tree, roost, ladder 
and the like. I don't know whv it does 

this, but no doubt it wants to stay 
above the line (standard of conduct) as 
we are taught to do in College. 

The hen eats many things, as stones, 
corn, wheat, vegetables, etc. It does 
not chew its food. 

The enemies of a hen are the cat, 
hawk, skunk and the pig. It defends 
itself by ruffling up its feathers, by 
pecking, and by scratching and some- 
times by flying. 

She calls her chicks together by 
making several sounds in her larynx. 
When she sees a hawk flying and com- 
ing near, she calls her chicks together, 
and covers them with her wings, and 
then with her head bent t3 the side, 
and her one eye looking toward the 
hawk, she seems to say to the hawk, 
(like Pocahontas said to Powhatan) 
you will have to kill me first before 
vou can kill mv chicks. 



How Lincoln Helped a Pig. 

John Hollinger. 

Abraham Lincoln was a good, kind 
man. One day he was driving along 
the road, and saw a pig in a mud hole 
that could not get out. 

It was the first time he had his new 
suit on, and he was not quite willing to 
help the pig out, so he just drove ahead 

Death of Jesse Ziegler 

We are indeed sorry to report the 
death of our fellow student, Mr. Jesse 
K. Ziegler of Rehrersburg. Mr. Zieg- 
ler was taken ill on Wednesday, Feb- 
ruary 21. At first it was thought he 
was suffering from diphtheria. He 
was removed to the Lebanon Hospital 
on Friday, February 23. Here his dis- 
ease was found to be scarlet fever and 
on Sunday morning he succumbed to 
the disease. His death was a great 
shock to his many friends on College 
Hill for although we realized he was 

but this was resting upon his mind, 
so. he turned around, and went back 
to help the pig. 

First he put a rail in the mud, and 
then stood on the rail to help the pig 
out. When he had the pig out his new 
suit was all muddy. 

ill, we expected his re'covery. Mr. 
Ziegler was a very studious young 
man and ranked well in his classes. 
This was his second year at Elizabeth- 
town College. This is the first death 
of a student while at school in our his- 
tory. Mr. Ziegler was buried on Feb- 
ruary 27. He is survived by his pa- 
rents as well as several brothers and 
sisters. Mr. Ziegler was a member 
of the Church of the Brethren. "Our 
College Times" extends their sympa- 
thy to the bereaved family. 



How Margery Whitcomb Found Her Pearls. 

Ruth Reber. 

"Margery*" called Mrs. Whitcomb as 
Margery was leaving for school one 
morning, ''do you have your pearls? 
Take them to Tiffany's and get that 
clasp fixed." '"Yes I have them, — 
goodbye." answered Margery as she 
hurried down the steps of her pretty 
home. She had taken her music les- 
son that morning and was a little late. 
She reached the cloakroom just as the 
first bell was ringing and was in her 
seat at the second ringing of the gong. 

That noon as Margery and some of 
her chums were going: home to lunch- 
eon Margery said to them. "Girls I 
have to go into Tiffany's ; will you go 
along." "Surely." they answered in 
unison and they all went into the great 
jewelry store. Margery reached in 
her pocket and drew out the small 
dark green velvet box into which she 
had put the pearls that morning. She 
opened it and was going to hand the 
pearls to the clerk when her cry start- 
led the crowd. "Oh ! my pearls ! they 
aren't here. I'm sure I put them here 
this morning. I must have lost them," 
and it required a great effort on her 
part to keep back the tears. The 
girls sympathized with her and said 
some one must have taken them. "Oh 
no." cried Margery. "I don't see how 
they could have. I was the last one in 
this mornino- and the first one out in 
the cloak room this dinner; cause don't 
you know I sit in the first row. And 
besides girls, don't blame anyone un- 
til you are sure who it is." When her 
mother was told she said. "Of course 

it's too bad, but don't blame anyone 
until you are sure who did it. Per- 
haps you didn't put them in the box 
after all and they are safe here in the 
house." But a thorough search did 
not reveal the beads, and the matter 
was dropped. 

One spring afternoon two years lat- 
er her mother said to her. "Margery 
you remember that dark blue coat of 
yours. Well, you know, the wrong 
side is just like new, and it is so pretty 
I hate to throw it away. I think I'll 
rip it and turn it and make it over for 
Eleanor for school. (Eleanor was 
Margery's younger sister.) Xo one 
will recognize it. and it is so pretty." 

"Yes. do. I'll help for I have nothing 
pressing to do this afternoon and I do 
love to sew." 

So they ripped the beautiful blue 
coat and while they were ripping it, 
Margery said. "You know, mother, 
this is the coat I wore the day I lost 
Great-grandmother Crofton's pearls. 
Why look, mother, here they are." 
And there between the lining and the 
material of the coat were the long 
lost pearls. They had slipoed out of 
the box which Margery in her hurry 
had not closed carefully and slipped 
thru a small rip in the lining of her 
pocket, and there they remained for 
two years safe in the lining of the coat. 

"Well/' laughed Margery. "They 
certainly were good pearls for that 
coat has been soaked with rain and 
snow many a time. I guess I'll go and 
pay that delayed visit to Tiffany's and 
see whether they can fix the clasp." 





HELEN G. OELLIG, Editor-in-Chief 

School Notes 

Eva Arbegast . . . . "i 
Melvin Shisler ... I 

Ruth Bucher Alumni Notes 

Florence Moyer K. L. S. Notes 

Prances Ulrich Homerian Notes 

A. C. Baugher Exchanges 

John Graham Athletics 

David H. Markey Business Manager 

John Hershey Ass't Manager 

Ruth Kilhefner Art 

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Three Great Lessons 

"There are three lessons I would write 
Three words as with a burning pen, 

In tracings of eternal light, 
Upon the hearts of men. 

"Have Hope. Though clouds environ 
And gladness hides her face in 
Put thou the shadow from the brow — 
No nigfht but hath its morn." 

How true it is that "hope springs 
eternal in the human breast." It 
abides with the weary, the disconso- 
late, and the sorrowing. "Hope on, 
hope ever," brings rest to the feverish 
pillow, comfort to the broken heart, 
and turns shadows into sunshine. 

But there are many times in life 
when hope seems almost tq. fail. There 
are heavy burdens to carry ; longings 
unsatisfied ; prayers seemingly unans- 
wered ; the reaction after long hours 
of work; the long wakeful hours when 



troubles look like mountains; — there 
are these things and others like them 
beyond number. And hope seems to 
have gone out entirely. But not so, 
it springs up into new life and the dis- 
couraged soul begins to see the rain- 
bow after the clouds. Is it Diogenes 
who says that hope is the last thing 
that dies in man? 

An old writer says, "all discourage- 
ment is from the devil." Life is made 
up of sunshine and shadow. None can 
expect to escape the latter but should 
encounter it with a brave spirit. How- 
ever dark the day may be see sun- 
shine in the morrow. 
"Have Faith. Where-er the barque 
is driven 
The calm's disport, the tempest 
Know this : God rules the host of 
The inhabitants of earth." 
We are so inclined to think of faith 
as a very complex thing when in real- 
ity it is so simple that it is hard to ex- 
plain. It is simply believing that when 
God says He will do a thing that He 
will keep His word. How often we 
exercise faith in one day ! Have you 
ever stopped to think? How constant- 
ly mothers trust their babies to the 
care of nurses with no anxiety what- 
ever ! We trust our health and even 
our lives daily, without fear, to cooks, 
chauffers, engineers, conductors and 
all sorts of paid servants who if they 
choose to do so, or even failed in care- 
fulness might plunge us into death in 
a moment. We trust the slightest ac- 
quaintance and do not think it in the 
least remarkable. We do this contin- 
ually. W'e trust our fellowmen im- 
plicitly. But how often do say by our 

manner, if not in word, that we can- 
not trust our God? We say we lack 
faith. If we finish the sentence we 
must say— "in God." 

There are two things utterly incom- 
patible — trust and worry. "It is not 
hard, you find, to trust the manage- 
ment of the universe to Him, and of 
all the outward creation. Can your 
case then be so much more complex 
and difficult than these, that you need 
to be anxious or troubled over His 
management of you? You have trust- 
ed Him in a few things, and He has 
not failed you. Trust Him now for 
everything, and see if He does not do 
for you exceeding abundantly, above 
all that you could ever have asked or 
even thought, not according to your 
power or capacity, but according to 
His own mighty power, working in 
you all the good pleasure of His most 
blessed will." 

"Have Love. Not love alone for one, 
But man as man thy brother call, 
And scatter like the circling sun 

Thy charities on all." 

"Now abideth these three, Faith, 
Hope, Love ; but the greatest of these 
is Love." What a world we would 
have if there were no love in it. Love 
is the biggest factor in the world's 
happiness. Are we beginning to real- 
ize that if we would have men better 
and happier we must resort to that 
grandest of all forces? Methods of 
love and gentleness are never known 
to fail in dealing with humankind. A 
method directed by love does not pro- 
duce resistance and never makes men 
worse, but in every case better. Love 
is always an elevating and civilizing 

"There is nothing so kingly as kind- 



ness." Kindness to others draws out 
the best that is their natures. It dis- 
arms resistance and melts the hardest 
heart.. The law of love and kindness 
is effective not only between individ- 
uals but between nations as well. The 
war in Europe is not the result of a 
great charity existing between the 
contending nations but rather of the 
lack of any feeling of brotherliness. 
If the law of love becomes the law of 
the world, future generations will 
come to regard war as a crime too hor- 
rible to be perpetrated. 

"Love," says Emerson, "would put 
a new face on this weary old world, 
in which we dwell as pagans and ene- 
mies too long; and it would warm the 
heart to see how fast the' vain diplo- 
macy of statesmen, the impotence of 
armies and navies, and lines of defense 
would be superseded by this unarmed 
child. Love will creep where it can- 
not go ; will accomplish that, by im- 

perceptible methods — being its own 
fulcrum, lever and power — which 
force could never achieve, - - - - 
But one day all men will be lovers, and 
every calamity will be dissolved in the 
universal sunshine." 

"What a power is that of love ! The 
world would be poor without it. Let 
love burn ; let it toil and weep. It is 
sunshine and beauty. It is the highest 
glory of any life." 
"Thus grave three lessons on thy soul, 

Faith, Hope, and Love — and thou 
shalt find 
Strength when life's surges rudest roll, 

Light when thou else wert blind." 

— Schiller. 

These short articles with two ex- 
ceptions which we have published this 
month are productions of the Gram- 
mar classes even the C class being rep- 
resented. We may expect great 
things from next year's Rhetoric Class. 



Spring Term Announcement. 

Spring Term of twelve weeks opens 
at Elizabethtown College on March 26. 
This term offers excellent opportuni- 
ties to teachers of the Public Schools 
and to those who have been pupils in 
the Public Schools, to take up advanc- 
ed studies or continuing the common 
school branches under thoroughly 
competent and experienced teachers. 
The standards of the teaching profes- 
sion are continually being raised and 
l.^ing made more exacting, and Eliza- 
bethtown College aims to assist those 
preparing to teach to meet the more 
exacting requirements. 

Professional studies for teachers, 
taught during the Spring Term con- 
sist of the following : Elementary Peda- 
g' igy, School Hygiene, Physiological 
Pedagogics, Methodology, System of 
Education, and Philosophy of Teach- 
ing. The following higher branches: 
Higher Arithmetic, Latin, German, 
English History, Etymology, Physical 
Geograghy, and Bookkeeping. 

The Spring Term is an opportune 
time for high school graduates to en- 
ter upon a professional course in teach- 
er-training or to complete the require- 
ments for entrance on a regular Col- 
lege Coure. Elizabethtown College in- 
vites High School graduates and oth- 
ers who are thinking of taking up the 
College Course to investigate our ad- 
vantages which compare favorably 

with older institutions of learning. 
The small Christian College offers un- 
excelled advantages to all who are 
thinking of preparing for Christian 
work in the Ministry or mission fields. 

Teachers who are preparing for the 
examination for professional or per- 
manent certificates will also be accom- 
modated during the Spring Term. 

The Commercial department of the 
school extends a cordial welcome to 
High School graduates to enter upon 
an excellent course of study leading 
to a commercial diploma. We can 
offer excellent advantages for secur- 
ing a commercial education such as a 
purely commercial school cannot give. 
Among these advantages are : small 
classes, thorough instruction, modern 
methods, wholesome moral, and reli- 
gious influences, personal contact with 
inspiring teachers, facilities of a liter- 
ary society, and moderate rates of tui- 

Instruction in the following depart- 
ments is also available for Spring 
Term : Music. Art, Agriculture, Bible 
and Sewing. 

Those interested in taking courses of 
superior school advantages should 
send for the Annual catalogue of the 
school, and make immediate applica- 
tion for a room. Additional informa- 
tion will be cheerfully furnished upon 
application to the President. 




How fast the time is passing Spring 
Term will be here before we know it. 
That means tennis, walks, etc., as well 
as a general rush of work. 

We are afraid that our Spring Term 
attendance of teachers will be some 
what crippled because school started 
so late in the fall. 

On January 25 Prof. Wampler, a 
former teacher, conducted our Chapel 
exercises. He gave us a short talk 

Miss Helen Oellig, who has been 
home for a few weeks resting is again 
back on the Hill. 

Prof. Myer has secured leave of ab- 
sence in order to take up work at Co- 
lumbia University. 

Miss Bertha L-andis who had been 
ill has again taken up her work on Col- 
lege Hill. 

Miss Eshelman reading in Public 
Speaking— "With wan, 'Weaver-ed' 
face tenderly lifted to the cooling 
breeze" — Miss Eshelman some how 

can not get him off her mind. 

Miss Bucher to Miss Withers— "Say,- 
Lydia, she'll wither you with a look."' 

Miss Withers— "She can't, I'm al- 
ready Withered." 

Miss Byers visited Prof, and Mrs. I. 
J. Kreider in Bainbridge recently. 

Miss Martha Albright, a sewing stu- 
dent, has finished her course. Accord- 
ingly she returned to her home near 
Mechanicsburg. We hope she is not 
Abel to stay away from the hill Long. 

Mr. A. C. Baugher spent the week- 
end of February 16, in Montgomery 

The General Education Board of the 
Church of the Brethren visited us on 
February 14. The Board was repre- 
sented by Eld. J. H. B. Williams of 
Elgin, 111., and Eld. Garver of Ohio. 
Eld. Williams conducted Chapel exer- 
cises for us, then he gave a very help- 
ful talk on "The Folks Back Home." 
In the evening they addressed the Vol- 
unteer Band and the Prayer Meeting. 



Later in the evening they met with the 
teachers and trustees to discuss school 
affairs. We feel very much helped by 
their visit. 

Among the trustees who were here 
on February 14, we note the following : 
Elds. J. W. G. Hershey, Rufus Bucher, 
J. H. Keller, S. H. Hertzler; Brethren 
Amos Longenecker, J. H. Eshelman. 

Miss Sara T. Mover is now in St. 
Petersburg, Florida. Miss Moyer is 
enjoying the beauties of the flower 
land and is improving in health. 

Several mid-winter classes have been 
formed within the past several weeks 
on Ethics, Solid Geometry. 

Messrs. Ezra and Nathan Meyer 
spent February 11 at their home in 
Lebanon County. 

Messrs. Henry and John Hershey 
attended a birthday dinner given in 
honor of their father at their home, 
February 6. 

Mr. John Sherman has returned to 
College Hill after a short illness. 

A very delightful Valentine Social 
was held in Music Hall, Saturday 
Evening, February 10, under the aus- 
pices of the Social Committee. A very 
novel way of finding one's partner was 
t>y the "path of hearts." D. Markey 
was awarded first prize for composing 
the best original verse about Valentine. 
Abel Long won the "booby" prize, a 
set of blocks. Light refreshments 
were served during which time toasts 
were given, John F. Graham being 
toastmaster. The Social Committee 
deserves credit for their efforts in our 

Recently, the editor, had the oppor- 
tunity of visiting the Conestoga School 
Lancaster county, taught by one of our 

former sudents, Miss Ruth Taylor. 
Miss Taylor teaches forty-five young 
hopefuls. Quite enough to keep her 
busy. But she is up to the task and 
we believe is very successful in her 

"Prof. Harley is coming back." This 
delightful announcement was given to 
the students. And sure enough, Mon- 
day, February 12, Professor came in 
time for breakfast. He is assuming 
some of the work of Prof Myer. 

Mrs. Luther Leiter visited her 
daughter, Kathryn, February 3-5. 

Miss Brenisholtz was heard to ex- 
claim the other day, "Well, I've shed 
more tears over cats than I have over 
human beings." 

A crow, mounted by Mr. Fogelsang- 
er, was presented to the museum. At 
present it is serving as a model for 
the drawing class. 

"Miss Leiter, do you like to sew?" 

"Why, yes." 

"Do you like to make 'shirts'?" 

(Blushing furiously) "Of course I 

Eld. David Kilhefner of Ephrata, 
visited his daughter. Ruth, February 
14. He also attended the meeting of 
the trustees. 

Miss Alice Reber's favorite book— 
"Just David." 

Dr. Reber with Dr. D. W. Kurtz, 
President of McPherson College, visit- 
ed Mt. Morris, Manchester and Beth- 
any Bible School, February 16-22. 
They were the representatives of the 
General Educational Board of the 
Church of the Brethren, delegated to 
visit these schools. 

Miss Kathryn Leiter spent February 
16-19 at ner home in Greencastle, Pa. 



Favorite Songs On College Hill. 

Miss Burkhart — "What a 'Baum' 
ior the weary." 

Miss Eshelman — "He is 'Abel' still 
to deliver me."" 

Miss Sallie Miller— "We shall see 
the 'King' some day." 

Miss Bucher — "Ich wollte ein 'Engle' 


If Henry Hershey tore his shoe 
"would Clarence "Ebersole" it? 

It Mr. Weaver became angry would 
Arthur "Beet 'em?" 

If Mr. Copeland and Mr. Altland 
went canoeing would Mr. "Cope" or 
•"Alt" land? 

During a discussion on Slavery in 
the History class Miss Dohner said, 
""A ceertain dealer advertised fifty 
slaves for sale, of whon some were 

Mr. Clyde Bonebrake of Waynes- 
boro, and Miss Helen Kline of Lan- 
caster, visited Miss Mildred Bonebrake 
February 10. 

Misses Margaret Oellig and Edith 
Arnold have resumed their duties on 
'College Hill after being ill with the 

Several of the girls were discussing 
the seating in the dining room when 
Miss Withers exclaimed, "Why out at 
Juniata we sat all over the table." 

Miss Reber, at the table — "I would- 
n't like to teach longer than two years." 

Mr. Shaak — "Then you wouldn t 
get a pension." 

Mr. Meyer — "Perhaps she would 
get a pension then already." 

"The Value of Physical Culture" 
was the subject of a Chapel talk given 
recently by Mjss Gertrude Miller. 

Mr. Long wore a broad smile on 
Valentine Day. We wonder why. 

Miss Longenecker to Miss B — "Isn't 
it true that the best of friends must 
part? But si ill I get tired of all these 
social privileges." 

Miss Burkhart — "I get tired of them 

A series of Evangelistic services 
opened in the Church of the Brethren, 
February 18th. The services are in 
charge of Eld. B. F. Petry, an experi- 
enced evangelist of Eaton, Ohio. 

Prof., to Mr. Shaak— "Mr. Shaak, 
what is the capital of Paraguay?" 

Mr. Shaak— "Ascension Day." 

Dr. Reber— "Mr Hershey, what do 
you mean by plasticity?" 

Mr. J. Hershey — "Plasticity means 
being able to stretch." 

Mr. Henry Wenger visited at home 
a few days. 

Mr. Baum to Mr. Y.— "Mr. Young, 
how did you enjoy your walk with 
Miss B. this afternoon?" 

Mr. Young — "I was glad when I was 
back at school again." 

Professors Ober and Schlosser con- 
ducted a two-day Bible Institute at the 
Mechanic Grove church, February 10, 
and ii. 

Mr. Melvin Shissler was called 
home to attend the funeral of his sis- 
ter-in-law, who died suddenly in the 
Allentown Hospital. 

Prof. H. A. Via gave us a Chapel 
talk on "What is expected of me as a 
student of Elizabethtown College," 
On February 19th. 


Homerian Notes 

The regular public session of the 



Hamerian Society held in Music Hall, 
at 8 o'clock, January 26, 1917, was a 
splendid beginning for the New Year, 
a promise of good programs to follow. 

The meeting was promptly called to 
order by Speaker, David Markey and 
asked to unite in prayer by Chaplain, 
L. W. Leiter, whose few words were 
well suited to the occasion. 

The Roll Call by the Secretary, Miss 
Bucher, showed a goodly number of 
the members present. The Minutes 
were then read and approved. 

A recitation, picturing an old village 
gossip, given in a decidedly realistic 
manner by Mrs. Via. was welcomed 
by the audience as a fitting opening 

"William Tell." the second entertain- 
ment on the program, proved a very in- 
teresting musical selection and the per- 
formers. Misses Viola Withers and 
Ruth Bucher deserve warm praise for 
their number. As an encore they gave 
the delightful and familiar "Melody in 
F" in a pleasing manner. 

The debate concerning the justice 
of the literacy test for immigrants was 
postponed until February 23 because 
of the illness of the one of the speak- 

The feature of the program was ren- 
dered by Mr. John Graham, "A House 
Divided Against Itself" by Lincoln. 
The declamation was given sincerely 
and earnestly and won for the speak- 
er the praise of really interpreting 
Lincoln. It was even remarked by 
some that he favors "Honest Abe." 

Professor R. W. Schlosser again 
made the critic's remarks in his usual 
kindly and helpful way. 

The Speaker's retiring address, "The 
Art of Conversation" was a timelv 

one, — well composed and well deliver- 

When Society had adjourned, a 
pleasant half hour was spent in just 
being social. 

Keystone Society Notes. 

How many new members did you 
succeed in getting to join the K. L. S.?' 
I believe it is the wish of every Key- 
stoner to express to Prof. Schlosser a 
vote of appreciation for the splendid 
talk he gave in the interest of the Key- 
stone Society. A talk of this sort 
should certainly be an inspiration to 
old as well as new members of the 
society. Those of you who have not 
yet joined this society, do you know 
you are missing a good part of your 
school life by not being a member of 
this society? The school year is now 
over half gone and with it many oppor- 
tunities which might have been yours 
to enjoy and profit by had you been a 
member. Why not join the Society 
now and thus make your Spring Term' 
the most enjoyable and profitable of 
the School Year? 

Since Music Hall, the regular So- 
ciety Hall proved to be too small for 
our many friends, the public session 
of January 19th was held in the Col- 
lege Chapel. 

The orogram rendered was as fol- 
lows: Music, "Rock of Ages"— Ladies 
Quartette ; Recitation, "The Conquer- 
or" — Lydia Withers ; Essay, "True 
Onalities of a Poet."— Sallie Miller; 
Music, "My Tens I Love Thee"— Male 
Quartette ; The address on "Service" 
by Eld. AY. S. Long was very helpful 
and much appreciated. The closing 
feature was a Literary Echo by Inez 
E. Bvers. 


The Society met in public session 
February 2nd. The newly elected offi- 
cers were inaugurated as follows: — 
President, Henry Wenger; Vice Presi- 
dent. Abel Long; Secretary, Inez E. 
Byers ; Critic, Prof. R. W. Schlosser. 

Mr, Wenger's inaugural address on 
the subject "Looking Back, Around 
and Ahead" showed solendid prepara- 
tion and was well given. The follow- 
ing program was then rendered : Mu- 
sic, "Kind Words Can Never Die" — - 
Society ; Referred Question, "What is 
the Origin and Superstition of Ground 
Hog Day?" — Abel Long;, who substi- 
tuted for Melvin Shissler ; Recitation, 
"Jem's Last Ride" — Phebe Longen- 
ecker ; Piano Solo, "Idillio" — Kathryn 
Leiter ; Question Box — Mr. A. C. 
Baughre ; Essay, "Teachers Influence 
upon Humanity" — Alice Reber; Music, 
""De Conpa' Moon" — Male Quartette. 

A public program was rendered in 
Music Hall. Friday night, February 9, 
1917 The first feature was a selection 
of music "The Old Oaken Bucket" by 
the Society ; This was folloded by a 
Declamation entitled "Courage" by 
Isaac Taylor. In the Debate "Resolv- 
ed, That the United States should 
adopt a military system that would 
provide training for all her male citi- 
zens." the negative side defended by 
Charles Young and Abel Long won 
over the affirmative side taken by 
Bard Kreider and Henry Wenger. The 
Piano Solo entitled "Mignomme" by 
Anna Ruth Eshelman was enjoyed by 
every one. Mr. Ezra Wenger gave us 
some valuable suggestions for talking 
on our feet, in his Impromptu Speech. 
The Literarv Echo by Miss Bertha 
Landis deserves mention as a good 
model, since it showed such splendid 

preparation and was given so well. A 
pretty Vocal Duet by Mrs. Via and R. 
E. Zug closed this evening's program. 


On the evening of February 9th the 
Owls met the Cubs in a game which 
would seem one sided, but is was not. 
When the game started each seemed 
to have a splendid chance to win the 
game. This did not last long for soon 
the Owls had secured a safe margin on 
the Cubs. The final score was 22 — 8 
favor the Owls. Following is the 
score : 

Summary : Fair Goals , Weaver 4, 
Taylor, Graham 2, J. Hershey, Eber- 
sole 2, H. Hershey. Foul Goals, Tay- 
lor 6, H. Hershey 2. Time of halves, 
20 minutes. Scorer, Kreider. Referee 

The following week on the 16th was 
seen one of the hardest and roughest 
games of the season, so far. It seem- 
ed as if each were contending for the 
game with all their might. After 40 
minutes of hard play intermingled 
v ith several sharp glances the Jeffs 
beat the Mutts by the score of 23-19. 
Following is the line-up : 

Summary : Fair Goals, Weaver 2, H. 
Hershey 2, Graham 3, Ebersole 3, 
Shaak 2, J. Hershey 2, Landis. Foul 
Goals, H. Hershey 9; Ebersole 3. Re- 
feree, Zug. Scorer, Long. Time of 
halves, 20 minutes. 

The ladies have been making much 
improvement during the last month. 
They have put more confidence into 
their playing. They play as if there 
were something to win. They are to 
be complimented on the type of play- 
ing they have done lately. We shall 
give you their score below of the game 
played on the 13th. The chief star of 
the game was Miss Dohner, who caged 
eleven fairs. 

Summary: Fair Goals, Longenecker 
5, Sauder 3, Dohner 11, Eckert. Foul 
Goals, Sauder, Eckert. Referee, G. 
Miller. Time of halves, 15 minutes. 



Mr. C. M. Neff '08, has accepted a 
position in Lititz, Pa. 

Miss Ruth Bucher '16 is spending a 
few days at her home in Montgomery 

Miss Sara T. Moyer '13 is spending 
some time in Florida in the hope of 
fully regaining her health. We ex- 
tend to her our best wishes for a 
speedy recovery. 

Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Glasmire '10 
have presented the Music Department 
of Elizabethtown College with a beau- 
tiful music cabinet. Miss Brenisholtz 
says that it is not only useful but adds 
much to the attractiveness of the 

Mr. L. D. Rose '12 last year inau- 
gurated an oratorical contest on Col- 
lege Hill. Last year the contest took 
place during Commencement Week. 
This year the contest will take place 
on Friday evening, April 28. The 
prizes are as follows: First prize $10; 
Second prize $5 ; Third prize honor- 
able mention. 

We extend to Mr. and Mrs. W. E. 
Glasmire '10 our heartiest congratula- 
tions on the birth of a little daughter, 
Charlotte Mary. 

Resolutions of Sympathy. 

Whereas, The Death Angel has call- 
ed to his reward Mr. Jesse K. Ziegler, 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ziegler of 
Rehrersburg, Berks County, Pa., who 
was a faithful and industrious student 
of Elizabethtown College, 

Be it resolved, 

First, That we the teachers and stu- 
dents of our College express our sor- 
row and deepest sympathy to the be- 
reft family and all near friends. 

Second, That we as a school family 
together with Mr. Ziegler's family be 
encouraged to find comfort in the hope 
that our brother Jesse is now, "Face 
to face with his Redeemer" in the 
world where there can be no more 
pain, nor sorrow, nor tears. 

Third, That a copy of these resolu- 
tions be sent to the parents of the de- 
ceased and that they be published in- 
"Our College Times" and Lebanon 
"News" and Reading "Eagle." 

Elizabeth Myer 
Lore Brenisholtz 
A. C. Baugher. 




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We are noticing that quite a few 
papers are decreasing in size. Is it 
due to the increase in the cost of pa- 
per? Perhaps this could be remedied 
by increasing the number of advertise- 
ments. This is work for the business 
managers. We admit that this is a 
condition that makes the work of the 
staff more difficult. 

Not a few February issues have 
made their appearance on the table. 
We wish to congratulate these editors 
for their promptness. At the same 
time we do not fail to appreciate the 
work that the business managers are 
doing- to make these early publications 

"The Junto" does not have a very 
aporopriate cover design. We believe 
that no school should allow a cut to be 
used that common sense denounces. 
No school should tack on their doors 
or along their gateways, the very ideal 
and suggestion which destroys the 
purpose of education, such a school is 
almost bound to defeat itself in its 
own purpose. Every High School, 
College or University should have 
higher ideals. Every student ought to 
have more respect for his natural en- 
dowments. We would advise you to 
get busy and try to improve your cov- 
er design. Begin to cast a better ex- 
ample. Would it not be better to have 

the advertisement and literary work 

"Linden Hall Echo" where is your 
exchange editor? Wouldn't it im- 
prove your paper to have a few sug- 
gestive cuts suitable to the several de- 

"The Bulletin" — Your January is- 
sue is strong and well balanced. Why 
not keep the advertisements and the 
literary work separate? 

"The Spunk" — You certainly have 
a good, strong paper. How about add- 
ing an exchange department? We 
would like to hear what you have to 
say about other papers. 

"The Patterson" is a strong and well 
balanced paper. The departments are 
well represented. 

"The Philomathean Monthly" is a 
fine paper. You have a very strong 
literary department, perhaps a little 
too strong for the other parts. 

All those papers that feel like help- 
ing other papers should have an ex- 
change department. If you have a 
good idea give it. If a thing is worth 
having it is worth giving. Get in the 
habit of saving "it is too bad to keep." 

We thank the different exchange 
editors for their kindly criticisms and 
suggestions. Give them we do not 
feel hurt if you give us some of your 



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A Dream of Summer. 

Bland as the morning breath of June 

The southwest breezes play ; 
And, through its haze, the winter noon 

Seems warm as summer's day. 
The snow-plumed Angel of the North 

Has dropped his icy spear; 
Again the mossy earth looks forth 

Again the streams gush clear. 

The fox his hillside cell forsakes, 

The muskrat leaves his nook, 
The bluebird in the meadow brakes 

Is singing with the brook. 
"Bear up, O Mother Nature!" cry 

Bird, breeze, and streamlet free; 
"Our winter voices prophesy 

Of summer days to thee !" 

So, in those winters of the soul, 

By bitter blasts and drear 
O'erswept from Memory's frozen pole, 

Will sunny days appear. 
Reviving Hope and Faith, they show, 

The soul its living powers, 
And how beneath the winter's snow 

Lie germs of summer flowers ! 

The Night is mother of the Day, 

The Winter of the Spring, 
And ever upon old Decay 

The greenest mosses cling. 
Behind the cloud the starlight lurks, 

Through showers the sumbeams fall; 
For God who loveth all His works, 

Has kept His Hope with all ! 

— John Greenleaf Whittier. 


An Evening Spent Alone In the Woods. 

Charles Abele '17. 

After I had built my fire, which was 
to keep me warm during the night, I 
decided to go to bed. I brot my sleep- 
ing bag out, got in it, and I was soon 
fast asleep. 

It seemed to me as if I had been 
asleep only a few minutes when I sud- 
denly awoke with a start. What was 
that cold, creepy, slimy creature that 
had just now crept across my face? 

I began to get afraid of this dark 
and mysterious forest. I drew myself 
out of my sleeping bag so I could see 
what strange creature this was. There 
by the fire lay about twelve large 
king snakes. I knew they were harm- 
■ less but nevertheless I killed three of 
them. I went back to my sleeping 
bag and got in, but I could not sleep. 
By the position of the stars in the sky 
I knew it was about twelve o'clock. 
Suddenly the ghost stories that my 
old negro "mammy" had told to me in 
my childhood days leaped to my mind. 
She taught me that at this time of the 
night the evil and good spirits come 
out of their haunts for their midnight 
frolics. I was becoming more and 
more afraid of this dark and myster- 
ious forest. 

I closed my eyes and tried to go to 
sleep, but I could not. I opened them. 
What had become of the trees that 
were here a moment ago? Was I 
dreaming? No! I was not dreaming 
for there was the fire burning as bright 
as ever. The trees had taken on fan- 
tastic shapes. They were pointing ac- 

cusing fingers at me and with one ac- 
cord they cried out, "That is he." I 
become frightened and tried to hide, 
but it was of no avail. Suddenly one 
of their number appeared before me 
and told me to get up. I got up, my 
knees were knocking together, my 
teeth were chattering and I was ready 
to collapse at any pretext. He then 
addressed me thus : "You have been a 
great enemy to mankind not only by 
your lying and deceitfulness but also 
by your destroying of God's own great 
handiwork. We, the good spirits of 
this wood have decided to give you one 
more chance before we condemn you. 
Be ready to review your past." Where 
did this spirit come from? Where did 
he go? I was inclined to laugh but I 
soon became afraid for out of a clear 
sky a sharp clash of thunder sounded 
and I knew no more. 

When I awoke from my stupor I 
found myself in the small town of 
Ozark, Pennsylvania ; the town in 
which I was born and reared. Here I 
saw myself a bully among the child- 
ren and making the little children give 
me their candy because I did not have 
any. I hid my face in shame when I 
saw myself knock down a girl because 
she had told the teacher that I was 
stealing candy from the small children 
of the school. Xext I was taken to my 
home where I saw my parents plead- 
ing with me to change my wayward 
habits, they promised to send me to 
any college I choose if I would only 


change my wayward habits. I could- 
not change them they had taken too 
firm a hold upon me. There I saw 
myself running away from home. I 
was going into strange lands. When 
I arrived at Pittsburgh a man, who I 
thot was a gentleman, offered me work 
and in return I would receive five dol- 
lars a week and board. I accepted, 
this was the beginning of the end. He 
was a notorious criminal. He taught 
me how to steal. I became his out- 
side man. We were caught one night 
and I saw myself being led to the city 
courthouse in shame. There I was 
before the cruel, eagle-eyed judge for 
my first offense. He had no compas- 
sion for me, as in a trance I heard 
myself being sentenced for a term of 
not less than ten years at hard labor. 
I was taken to the state penitentiary. 
There I was escaping from prison and 
coming to this place by devious routes. 

My spirit now spoke to me and he 
said, "You have seen what has become 
of you thro your lying and deceitful- 
ness, now a fellow spirit will show you 
what you are now doing in destroying 
God's own handiwork. He will also 
show you the penalty that you will 
have to pay if you do not repent now." 
He disappeared ; I was struck on the 
back of my head and for the second 
time that evening I was senseless. 

I awoke in a large forest, the plants 
were in bloom, the birds singing, the 
brook was singing % a lullaby to the 
flowers that lined its banks. Every- 
thing was quiet and peaceful. Did I 
say peaceful? If I did I did not mean 
it. For here coming upon the scene 
was one of the worst specimens of 
"nature's '; noblemen." His clothes 
were torn, his face was unshaved, his 

eyes were bloodshot and shifty, every 
part of his face showed cunning and 
deceit. Who is this man? Suddenly 
a voice boomed at my side and said, 
"Look closely at this man, you are 
this man you see before you. You are 
now even more crafty looking then 
when you were that man. Come, let 
us see what he will do." He sudden- 
ly stopped walking right in the midst 
of a beautiful bed of violets and wild 
roses. What are those terrible words 
that are issuing forth from his foul 
mouth? He is calling vengeance up- 
on everybody whom he thinks has 
done injury to him. The woods be- 
come stilled, the flowers 'bow their 
heads in shame, the birds stop singing, 
the brook ceases to flow. They ask 
each other; "What manner of an evil 
beast is this who sees no beauty in this 
world and is calling vengeance upon 
his fellow creatures?" The brook who 
was wise in all things told them that 
this creature is an evil man, and not 
a beast, who was calling vengeance 
upon his fellow men because he had 
done wrong and they had tried to help 
him but he had refused their aid. The 
flowers and trees bowed their heads 
in shame to think of their lord calling 
vengeance upon another. He tore 
handfuls of flowers out of the earth 
and threw them on the ground. Then 
he trampled the remainder of the flow- 
ers till they cried out for mercy. He 
buried himself from the sight of man- 
kind and became a dirty, groveling 
hermit. No flowers were allowed to 
grow within one hundred yards of his 
cabin, no birds sang there, his cabin 
was a desert in the midst of the beau- 
ties of nature. But who can repel the 
beauties of nature forever? His heart 



became softer, he no longer destroyed 
the flowers near his cabin. He left 
them grow. The goddess of the flow- 
ers sent word to her fairies that they 
were to invade his realm and make 
that spot the most beautiful of all in 
that vast forest. But alas ! he tore 
all the flowers up again in a fit of rage, 
and strewed poison around his cabin 
within a radius of one hundred and 
fifty yards so that he might once more 
live the life of a hermit. I could not 
bear to look upon this scene any long- 
er so I cried out to the spirit, "O ! what 
shall I do to become my real self!" 

The spirit answered me by saying, 
"No one can help you to become your 
real self but yourself. You can over- 
come your insanity by opening your 
heart to nature and to your fellow- 

men." "I promised to tell you what 
your punishment will be if you do not 
repent. You will become the worst 
man upon the face of the earth. Your 
fellow-creatures will work against you 
and all the gods of the earth will work 
against you till one day the god of 
storms will kill you in his wrath. 

I came to my senses with a start, the 
first streaks of dawn were creeping 
across the eastern sky. With a joyful 
heart I decided to make reparation to 
mankind for the injury that I had done 
during my short stay on this earth. 
It was only too true what I had seen 
and I decided to go to the boy that 
I had just whipped, because he had 
called me names, and ask him to par- 
don me for what I had done to him. 



Soliloquy of a Dissatisfied Boy. 

Martha Young. 

Nothing" but work, work, work, here ! 
There is some tiresome task to be done 
every moment. 

Indeed, I'm so tired of this place, I 
don't know what to do. 

Here I can't go to social gatherings 
and instructive entertainments, nor 
can 1 develop any artful talent which 
might be resting within me. While 
my Cousin Jack in Philadelphia is sit- 
ting in a large audience, listening to a 
good lecture, I am sitting on a three- 
legged stool, milking old Brindle ; 
while he is taking a lesson in music 
in a nice cool room, or reading a favor- 
ite book in his father's library, I am 
raking hay in the scorching sun. 

I wonder how it would be for me to 
go to the city. It surely would be 
wonderful to enjoy privileges such as 
Cousin Jack enjoys. 

I must go, for I can't possibly stay 
here and endure these conditions much 

longer. I could surely find work in 
some store or factory and then I could 
do whatever I wanted to do in the 
evening — perhaps be free from every 
care, or I might take up as an evening 
study, art or music. I could enter so- 
ciety and perhaps soon start business 
for myself; then in a short time I 
would be rich and could help my dear 
old parents admirably and perhaps, in- 
stead of just sending sums of money 
once in a while, I could have them 
come to the city also, where I would 
have a nice comfortable home ready 
for their use. Then things would be 
very pleasant and convenient for 
Mother and Father and I could live 
with them and be a pleasure and a joy 
to them in a hope fulfilled, and enjoy 
boyhood, just as I did when I "was" 
a boy and a hope and joy to be ful- 



The Seal to Gabriel's Prison Bars. 

Gabriel was an old German peasant 
who lived in the little village of Zebe- 
dee An Der Zee. Although the chil- 
ly ocean squalls had blown for sixty 
winters through his silver locks, he 
never lost the ardour of his youth. He 
was unrivaled as a landscape painter 
by which occupation he provided for 
three orphaned children. 

A certain Italian artist who was ex- 
celled in genius by Gabriel, was re- 
quested to paint a scene for a court- 
hanging in the German palace. He 
chanced to visit in Zebedee at the time 
Gabriel held a landscape exhibition. 
A painting of an extraordinary genius 
attracted his keen eye. On pretense 
of bringing fame and riches to his rival, 
the Italian asked leave to show the 
painting before the Kaiser. The paint- 
ing was presented to the Kaiser in- 
stead of the desired court-hanging. 
The peers of all countries hastened to 
praise the famous Italian, so that it 
was not long until the waves of artistic 
applause reached Gabriel's ears. 

Broken-hearted he bade his little 
orphans good-bye and set out on a 
long journey to the Kaiser, who heard 
the old gray-haired peasant's appeal 
for justice. However, fearing the sen- 
sure of the Italian government for 
publicly exposing one of its subjects, 
the Kaiser gave Gabriel the chance to 
prove his work by reproducing an- 
other painting of the same landscape 
from his original sketches. 

Gabriel went home, confident that 
he could reproduce from his sketches 

so nearly similar a painting that his 
work would prove itself. The happy 
little orphans often would while away 
many -a blissful day peeping over his 
shoulder, now and then pulling Gab- 
riel's silver locks to obtain the fond 
caress for which they hungered. Often 
were the little dimpled hands tempted 
to pick up the brush when Gabriel left 
the painting to seek rest. One day, 
the last finishing touches had been 
given and Gabriel was conversing with 
the Kaiser who had come to view the 
painting. The joyous tremulous voice 
of Gabriel, (who knew the fortunes of 
his orphans had been earned by his 
earnest work) floated through the 
open door to the gleeful, merry-eyed 

But ah ! What evil fate, unseen by 
Gabriel is it that must taint this gold- 
en hour? What evil spirit is guiding 
that plump, baby hand to paint that 
one small magic stroke which hazards 
their whole future. Frightened by the 
voice of a stranger, the children skip- 
ped merrily out of sight. Oh ! that 
moment of cruel agony when Gebriel 
beheld his unnoticed blunder! Why 
had not his skilled eyes detected that 
small defect sooner? Why must this 
tragedy end his well-lived years? His 
work had not stood the proof, all was 
lost to his loved ones, crushed and 
ruined his last days must be spent be- 
hind prison bars for false accusations 
of theft against the Italian artist. In- 
nocence had set her seal on the pris- 
on bars. 



The Cloister Room, 

Ruth N. Kilhefner '17. 

As we entered one of the doorways 
of the famous old Cloister we came in- 
to a room called the Saal. There we 
stood facing a small pulpit on which 
was a bench and a stand. Below this 
was a table. 

Then as our eyes wandered on eith- 
er side of us we noticed the benches 
were arranged perpendicular to the 
pulpit. This seemed very odd to us. 

We then glanced at the wall and 
sa w large charts all around the room. 
On these were hand-printed German 
verses in large letters. 

In front of us and on the left there 
were small doors. On all sides, ex- 
cept the front, there were very small 
windows. Thus the room was not 
well lighted. 

We looked above us and noticed 
that the ceiling was made of wood. 
Our guide then took us to the left 
and told us to note the footprints on 
the boards over our heads. Our curio- 
sity was aroused but we soon learned 
to know the cause of the prints. The 
Brethren while making this building 
greased their sore feet for they did 
not wear shoes. Hence while work- 
ing they stepped on thes boards before 
they were put on the ceiling. 

We sat down on the hard benches 
and compared our present advantages 
with the conditions of our forefathers. 
Before we left we took a glimpse into 
their home life and left happy in the 
thoughts of the comforts of our day. 



A View of the Wasatch Range. 

Harold Engle. 

The Wasatch Mountains, a chain of 
the Rocky Mountain system are at all 
times very picturesque, but especially 
are they beautiful in the spring of the 

Standing at a distance of about eight 
or ten miles, but which seems only two 
or three, one can get the best view. 
The great, rugged, snow covered 
mountains reach many hundreds of 
feet above the broad valleys that lay 
between them. The snow line in the 
spring is seen to be at about one-half 
of the altitude of the mountains. How- 
ever, in some deep ravines on the sides 
of the mountains where the snow gath- 

ers and on which the rays of the sun 
do not fall directly one can see snow 
stretching much more closely to the 
base of the mountain. In these ra- 
vines, and around the sides of the 
mountains mist and clouds very often 
hang which add beauty to the scene. 

The melting snow on the mountains 
forms many small streams which rush 
down into the valleys lying below and 
cause numerous lakes to dot these low- 
lands. These lakes like many large 
mirrors reflect the snow capped peaks, 
the clouds that cluster about them and 
the deep blue sky very clearly. 





HELEN G. OELLIG, Editor-in-Chief 


School Notes 

Eva Arbegast 
Melvin Shisler 

Ruth Bucher Alumni Notes 

Florence Moyer K. L. S. Notes 

Frances Ulrich Homerian Notes 

A. C. Baugher Exchanges 

John Graham Athletics 

David H. Markey Business Manager 

John Hershey Ass't Manager 

Ruth Kilhefner Art 

Our College Times is published monthly during the Academic year by the Homer- 
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Entered as second-class matter April 19, 1909, at the Elizabethtown Postoffice. 

Man's Chief Business In Life. 
"Chisel in hand stood a sculptor boy, 
With his marble block before him ; 
And his face lit up with a smile of joy- 
As an angel passed o'er him. 
He carved that dream on the yielding 
With many a sharp incision ; 
In heaven's own light the sculptor 
He had caught that angel vision. 
Sculptors of life are we as we stand 
With our lives uncarved before us, 

Waiting the hour when at God's com- 
Our life dream passes o'er us. 
Let us carve it, then, on the yielding 
With many a sharp incision ; — 
Its heavenly beauty shall be our own ; 
our lives, that angel vision." 
In these days of education we hear 
much about ideals. We have our 
ideals of everything— of life, of man- 
hood, of womanhood, and so on. But 
oh, so often it happens that we fail to 



catch a glimpse of our ideal. At one 
time there was an ideal man. He 
lived in Eden. His name was Adam. 
He was fashioned in the likeness of 
God. But something happened. Sin 
touched that man's life and he fell 
from the pedestal of idealty. Every- 
body has the same start in life in a 
sense. That is every man and woman 
starts as an innocent little babe. After 
a while the influences of heredity and 
environment begin to play on the life 
and a character begins to be formed. It 
is man's chief business in life to make 
his characted as Godlike as possible. 
In so far as his life fails to reflect the 
God-life just that far he fails in at- 
taining ideal manhood. 

Without a doubt the highest pur- 
pose in life is the possession of ideal 
manhood. It matters not so much 
what your reputation is — what men 
think you are, but it does matter what 
you are. It matters little what you 
say if you fail to live what you pro- 
fess to believe. Emerson says,"W|hat 
you are thunders so loud that I can- 
not hear what you say." 

The foundation of national security 
depends on the character of the indi- 
viduals composing that nation. We 
often say that money is power or that 
knowledge is power but in a truer 
sense it is a fact that character is pow- 
er. Honorable positions are more oft- 

en attained because of character than 
because of any other reason. Many 
of our most noted men were of lowly 
birth, reared in poverty, lacked talent 
or genius and yet by force of character 
they have risen. Character, not abili- 
ty obtained the presidency for Wash- 
ington and Lincoln. Jefferson once 
said that not a throne in Europe could 
stand against Washington's character. 
It was said of John Hall, ''The man 
behind the sermon is the secret of the 
power." Benjamin Franklin attribut- 
ed his success to his well known in- 
tegrity of character. 

Emerson says, "The truest test of 
civilization is not the census, nor the 
size of cities, nor the crops ; no, but 
the kind of man the country turns out." 
In these days of uncertainty, dread, 
and almost fear of the future of coun- 
try needs men as she never needed 
them before, men who have as founda- 
tion stones in their characters the vir- 
tues, honesty, hope, truth, firmness, 
gentleness, tact, perseverance, patience, 
sympathy, and charity for all. Boys, let 
your chief business in life be obtaining 
a strong character. The home needs 
men of character. The business world 
needs them. The school needs them. 
The church needs them. The State 
needs them. Men, live up to the God- 
given spark of divinity within you. 
"Quit ye like men. Be Strong." 



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Life of Jesse K. Zeigler 

Jesse K. Zeigler, the second son of 
Henry and Martha Zeigler, was born 
December 27, 1896, near Rehrersburg, 
Berks County. Penna. 

His grandfather was Elias Zeigler, 
a descendant of the Zeigler family. 
The original Zeigler ancestor Philip by 
name, was a member of the Little 
Swatara Congregation in 1770. He 
was born in 1734 in Berne, Switzer- 
land. He came to America in 1746, 
•and before 1758 settled on the farm, on 
which the present Zeigler meeting- 
house is built. A large part of his 
descendents have belonged to the 
Church of the Brethren ; not a few 
have been ministers ; some have at- 
tained to prominence. Jacob, the son 
of the original Philip was the grand- 
father of Elder Jesse Zeigler, who is 
president of the Board of Trustees of 
Elizabethtown College. 

The mother's maiden name was 
Martha King. Her father was a broth- 
er of Joshua King, who was for years 

a prominent elder in the Church of 
the Brethren. 

At birth Jesse was a very tiny child 
and it was thought that he could not 
live ; but his mother, with a heart 
filled with love, bestowed upon him 
such tender care that he grew to be 
tall and strong. This special care on 
the mother's part caused them to be- 
come particularly attached to each 

When six years old he started to 
public school in the home town, Reh- 
rersburg, where he attended until he 
was sixteen. Then, for two years he 
remained at home and worked on the 
tarm with his parents. 

Not being satisfied however with 
his public school training and being 
urged by his parents, he entered Eliza- 
bethtown College at the beginning of 
the winter term of 191 5 and continued 
for two terms. Although he, like all 
others, manifested / weaknesses at 
times, yet while at school he applied 
himself diligently to his lessons. He 



may not have been admired by the 
casual observer but those who knew 
him best saw in him many good quali- 
ties worthy of admiration. 

During the summer and fall of 1916 
he again worked on the farm but re- 
turned to Elizabethtown College at 
the beginning of the winter term dur- 
ing which term his illness and death 

As a little boy Jesse enjoyed going 
to Sunday School. His last Sunday 
School teacher was Jacob P. Merkey, 
who is now a minister in the Little 
Swatara Congregation. This noble 
man was to Jesse an ideal christian man 
and the influence that this teacher had 
on Mr. Zeigler helped him to climb 
higher in life. 

In the winter of 19 12 during a re- 
vival service conducted by Bro. Amos 
Koons at Frystown, Pa. Jesse, who 
was now fifteen years old, together 
with his oldest brother Reuben gave 
his heart to Christ. His Christian 
zeal grew and he soon began working 
for his Master. The last few years of 
his life he taught the junior boys in 
Sunday School. The boys liked him 
as their teacher and he too was inter- 
ested in the boys. During his last 
term at College he was preparing 
maps and charts to use when he should 
again return to them. He was missed 
by them and the church when he at- 
tended college and his loss will be 
still more keenly felt now that he has 
left them forever. 

Jesse loved very much to read and 
also enjoyed to plant things and took 
a delight in watching them grow. He 
was fond of working with tools and 
made cupboards, shelves and other 
useful articles for his mother thus 

brightening her life and adding to her 
daily comfort. He was prompt at his 
post of duty and was always busy at 

He was a very ambitious boy and 
entertained the hope of some day com- 
pleting a course in College ; but while 
attending school he was taken ill on 
February 21, 19 17, removed to the 
Good Samaritan Hospital at Labanon, 
where his illness developed into scarlet 
fever. He was, however very hopeful 
for his recovery and when his parents 
visited him he said he expected to be 
home in a few days. He little knew 
the significance of his words for the 
fever grew worse and he breathed his 
last at three o'clock on the morning- 
of February 26, 19 17 and the next day 
was laid to rest in the old Zeigler 
cemetery adjoining the above-mention- 
ed church. 

This young man of just past twenty 
was called home to his Heavenly 
Father. Although he did not com- 
plete a course at College as he had in- 
tended, yet he has finished a course 
which we believe in the eyes of the 
Master will merit a degree that will 
allow him to pass through the pearly 
gates into the Great School beyond 
where he will receive a diploma with 
God's own seal fixed upon it. 

Although Jesse Zeigler is gone yet 
the memory of him lingers in the minds 
of many and the silent influence of his, 
life and death will ever be felt. 

— Ezra Wengen. 

Memorial Services 
On Friday morning, March 9, at 9 
o'clock in ihe College Chapel appro- 
priate memorial exercises were held 
for the late Jesse K. Ziegler who died 



•on February 26. The services were 
characterized by a deep feeling of sor- 
row f^r the untimely death of our fel- 
low student. The following program 
was given : 

Song — "Show Me Thy Face;" 
Scripture Reading and Prayer — Dr. 
Reber ; Quartette — "We Are Going 
Down the Valley," Messrs. Baugher, 
Hershey, Landis, Zug; Biography of 
Jesse K. Zeigler's Life — Ezra Weng- 
er; Address — Prof. H. K. Ober. Prof. 
Ober's address was one that touched 
the students deeply. He made us feel 
the brevity of life. He spoke very 
beautifully of Mr. Zeigler's life, show- 
ing that if we compare life to the sea- 
sons, Mr. Zeigler was only in the 
spring time of life. He closed his re- 
marks with the touching little poem, 
"I Shall Not Pass Again This Way." 
After this the ladies 'quartette sang 
"Just Beyond." Then Prof. Schlosser 
in low toned words pronounced the 
benediction and we were dismissed. 

The biography of Mr. Zeigler's life 
:is published elsewhere in this issue. 

Mr. Otho Hassinger and Miss Lela 
Oellig visited Miss Helen Oellig re- 

Miss Ellen Longenecker, who was 
called home because of the illness of 
her mother has not yet returned. 

Miss Kathryn Burkhart had her 
mother and small brother as her guests 
over the week end of February 24. 
Of course she was glad to have them. 

The students at Miss Brenisholtz's 
table decided to have a little "feed" re- 
cently. Some one suggested burnt 
almond ice cream. Mr. Baum, who is 
•a little hard of hearing said, "What did 
■you say burnt offering ice cream," 

Miss Leiter— "Oh, that obtains my 

Miss Carolina Dohner visited her 
sister Salinda Mary on Tuesday, Feb- 
ruary 27. 

Dr. Reber met quite a few former 
students and teacher's on his recent 
visit to the schools of the middle west 
as a representative of the General Edu- 
cational Board of our Church at Mount 
Morris, he met Misses Perry and Mill- 
er who are both teachers in that in- 
stitution. At North Manchester he 
met Mr. Gingrich and Miss Nora Re- 
ber. At Bethany he met Miss Replogle. 
Needless to say they were very glad 
to see Dr. Reber. 

A marriage that until recently has 
escaoed our notice was the marriage 
of Miss Eva Brubaker to Harry S. 
Daveler, which occurred shortly after 
Christmas. Mr. and Mrs. Daveler are 
living in Elizabethtown. Mrs. Dave- 
ler was a former student here. Al- 
though it is rather late "Our College 
Times" extends to them best wishes 
for a happy married life. 

Messrs. John and Henry Hershey 
visited Mr. Owen Hershey in Phila- 
delphia over the week-end of March 
10. Owen Hershey is a student at the 
University of Pennsylvania. 

The stundents feel very much 
strengthened since the revival in town. 
Several of our number have confessed 
Christ and everyone feels revived. In 
all there were fourteen conversions. 
The students are to be commended for 
the loyal way in which they support- 
ed the meetings. Baptism was ad- 
ministered to the applicants on March 




Senior Social. 

The Senior Class very delightfully 
entertained the students and teachers 
at a Saint Patrick's social given in 
Music Hall, Saturday evening, March 
17. The hall was attractively deco- 
rated for the occasion with class pen- 
nants and class colors among which 
"the green" predominated. Various 
contests relative to the day were en- 
joyed. "Ye Irish Yarns" proved to be 
an interesting feature in which the 
speech makers joined. Light refresh- 
ments were served and with Mr. 
Baugher as toast master they were 
thoroughly enjoyed. Prizes were won 
by Misses Brenisholtz and Hess and 
Mr. Abel K. Long. 

Do you have the spring fever or the 
tennis fever? 

Several of the students will not re- 
turn to us spring term, for they feel the 
call of the soil. While we are sorry 
to see them go we wish them well as 
they do their work. 

Chapel talks during the last month 
were : "How to Keep Well." Prof. Ober 
and "Conduct in Religious Services," 
Prof. Schlosser. 

The Audubon Club holds interesting 
meetings every Monday. They have 
been studying various birds. Great 
interest is taken in the return of our 
feathered friends and every one re- 
joiced to see the first robin. 

Misses Barr and Heisey have finish- 
ed their course in sewing. Therefore 
they will not be among us during the 
spring term. 

Mr. Floyd Hess and Mr. Sherman 
Eshelman of Waynesboro, visited Miss 
Grace L. Hess recently. 

Anniversary Program 
On Saturday afternoon, March 3, at 
2 o'clock the anniversary program of 
the dedication of our buildings was- 
held. The meeting was well attended 
and great interest was shown. The 
following program was given : 

Invocation — Eld. S. H. Hertzler; 
Address of Welcom — Dr. D. C. Reber; 
Music — Ladies Glee Club ; Recitation 
—Pauline Weaver; Address — "Pros- 
pects of Elizabethtown College", Prof.. 
R. W. Schlosser; Address — Prof. I. 
Harvey Brumbaugh ; Music — Ladies 
Trio; Offering; Adjournment. 

Prof, and Mrs. L. W. Leiter and 
small daughter spent the week end of 
March 17 in Shrewsbury visiting Mrs.. 
Leiter's parents. 

The Latest Discovery 

Where the atmosphere is "Leiter" 
there "Land is." 


Miss Byers in a quartette. 

Kathryn Leiter up at 6 :oo a. m. 

Miss Bixler jumping rope. 

Mr. Long not smiling. 

Miss Bucher in a Quaker Meeting. 

Everybody on time at Chapel. 

Miss Eshelman without her 10:40 

Mr. J. Hershey missing a "social 

A wise old owl lived in an oak 
The more he saw the less he spoke. 
The less he spoke the more he heard 
Why can't we all be like that bird? 


B. B. C. F. what is it? 

Why did Prof. Schlosser smile so at 
Chapel, Friday morning, March 16? 



Spring" term is now here. 

Professor Schlosser and Meyer con- 
ducted a two-day Bible Institute at 
York (First Church) February 23-25. 

Prof. Ober was in Waynesboro Mar- 
ch nth. In the afternoon he delivered 
an address in the Y. M. C. A. 

Mr. J. I. Baugher of Lineboro, Md., 
visited his brother, A. C. Baugher and 
his sister Lettie Baugher on March 10. 

Dr. Reber has returned from the 
Central West. He reported having 
had a very interesting trip. He met 
some of our former students at the 
schools which he visited. 

Prof. Ober delivered an address at 
the Men's Mass Meeting Sunday after- 
noon, February 25th in the Martin 
Auditorium, Y. M. C. A., at Lancas- 
ter. He spoke on "The Only Trage- 
dy in a Man's Life," to a very large 

Mr. George Neff of Harrisburg was 
a visitor here March 3rd. 

D. Royer of Manchester, visited his 
daughter, Miss Letha G. Royer, Satur- 
day, March 10th. 

Mr. David Markey visited at his 
home a few days. He was detained a 
few days by sickness. 

Dr. D. C. Reber and Prof. J. G. Mey- 
er held a two-day Bible Institute at 
Meyerstown, March 15-17. 

Miss Eckhert in Grammar— "Parse 
'my', Mr. Beetem." 

The Grammar Teacher to Miss 
Aungst — "Miss Aungst what does c. 
p. stand for?" 

Miss Aungst— "c. p. stands for com- 
mon person, meaning conjunctive pro- 

If Miss Leiter gets Young she will 
go to the lecture. 

Winter term closed March 22nd. 

Spring term opened March 26th. A 
number of our former students are 
back for Spring Term, together with a 
number of new students. 

Miss Y. has discovered a new moun- 
tain range in Russia — "The Caucasian 

Homerian Society Notes. 

Homerian Society met in regular 
public session at six o'clock in Music 
Hall, February 23, 1917. 

In the absence of the critic, Prof. H. 
A. Via was appointed instead. 

The roll call was followed by the 
prayer of the Chaplain, L. W. Leiter, 
after which the minutes of the preceed- 
ing session were read and adopted. 

The following program was then 
given, opened with "America," sung- 
by the Society. Miss Lore Brenis- 
holtz, in the next number of the pro- 
gram, gave an interesting and excel- 
lent interpretation of "The Unknown 

Professor H. H. Nye's discussion 
was dispensed with, because of his 
absence. Henry Hershey then had 
the attention of the audience for his- 
vocal solo, "Crossing the Bar." 

The last number was the debate, Re- 
solved, That the Literary bill as pass- 
ed is justifiable. The affirmative side 
was defended by Frances Ulrich and 
the negative by John Hershey. The 
judges decided in favor of the affirma, 

Critic's remarks followed, and then 
Society was adjourned. 



Keystone Society Notes. 
God shield ye, heralds of the spring! 
Ye faithful swallows, fleet of wing, 

Houps, cuckoos, nightingales, 
Turtles and every wilder bird, 
That make your hundred chirpings 
Through the green woods and dales. 


God shield ye, Easter daisies all, 

Fair roses, buds, and blossoms small 

And he whom erst the gore 
Of Ajax and Narciss did print, 
Ye wild thyme, anise, balm and mint, 

I welcome ye once more ! 

If you want to enjoy the spring- 
time in the fullest height of enjoyment, 
join the Keystone Literary Society ! 
The Society is planning great things 
for itself and for you. In the spirited 
oratory, in the melody of song and 
poetry, in the rechoing tone of our So- 
ciety sessions, we trust you will catch 
a glimpse of the beauty and new 
strength in the spring life. Students, 
Friends, we greet you with the greet- 
ings of Spring. Welcome to our So- 
ciety ! 

The Society met in public session 
Friday night, February 16, 1917. A 
"Washington and Lincoln" program 
was rendered as follows : Vocal Solo — 
"Cradle Song, 1915," Miss Lydia With- 
ers ; Declamation — "Lincoln's Gettys- 
burg Address," Mr. Clarence Ebersole ; 
Discussion on the lives of Washington 
and Lincoln, Miss Grace Hess ; Piano 
Solo — "Prelude," Chopin, and "Narcis- 
sus," Nevin, Miss Floy G. Good; 
Anecdotes from the Life of Lincoln, 
Mr. Reuben Fogelsanger; Declama- 
tion— "Washington's Farewell Ad- 
dress," Mr. Nathan Meyer; Vocal 
Duet— "I would that My Love/' Miss- 

es Moyer and Hiestand; The Closing 
feature was the song "America" by the 

A public session of the K. L. S. was 
held Friday evening, March 2, 1917- 
At this meeting the newly elected offi- 
cers were inaugurated as follows : — 
President, Melvin Shissler; Vice Presi- 
dent, John Sherman ; Secretary, Grace 
L. Hess; Critic, Prof. J. H. Harley. 

Mr. Shissler gave a helpful inaug- 
ural address on "Relying on Self," 
after which the program was render- 
ed as follows : — Piano Solo — "Minuet," 
Ruth Reber; Recitation — "Barbara 
Fritchie," Luella Aungst ; In the de- 
bate "Resolved, That Edison was of 
more service to civilization than Ful- 
ton." the offirmative side defended by 
Joseph Shaak and Alfred Eckroth won 
oven the negative side taken by Carl 
Smith and John Sherman ; A Vocal So- 
io entitled "Massa's in de Cold, Cold 
Ground," by R. Elam Zug, was the 
closing feature of this program. 

The K. L. S. held a public session in 
Society Hall, Friday night, March 9,' 
1917. The first feature of this pro- 
gram was an Impromptu Chorus con- 
ducted by Miss Arbegast. Mr. Ezra 
Meyer then delivered a Declamation 
entitled "Patriotism" in a very credit- 
able manner. Mr. Norman Copeland 
gave a short Biography of Admiral 
Dewey ; the Original Dialogue, "So- 
cial Privileges in the Reception Room" 
by Florence Moyer and Ada Eby seem- 
ed to be appreciated ; a Recitation en- 
titled "And a Little Child Shall Lead 
Them" followed, by Miss Bixler! The 
Literary Echo by Ruth Reber was full 
of spice ; a Society Song, the words of 
which were written by Mrs. Via, and 
set to the melody of "The Old Oaken 
Bucket," was then sung by the So- 



The basket ball season is drawing to 
a close very rapidly. Most of the stu- 
dents have found this game a splendid 
pastime during the long winter 
months. Their eyes and desires are 
now turned to the tennis court and 
the base ball diamond. We expect to 
have these two sports soon going very 
strong, as many are desirous of play- 
ing the games. During the last month 
we have had splendid games of basket 
ball. On the 9th of March the Olives 
met the Persimmons and the former 
were victorious by the score of 31-17. 
Following is the score : 

Olives . Persimmons 

Weaver F Ebersole 

Shaak F H. Hershey 

Graham C H. Wenger 

J. Hershey G Landis 

Taylor G Sherman 

Summary : Fair goals : Weaver 6, 
Shaak 3, J. Hershey 4, Ebersole 3, H. 
Wenger, H. Hershey 2. Foul goals : 
Taylor 5, H. Hershey 5. Time of 
halves 20 minutes. Referee, Zug. 

On the week following, the 16th of 
March, we played the last game of the 
season between the Royals and the 
Democrats. After a long game in 
which either side had a chance to win 
the Democrats finally won the game 

by the score of 22-21. Following is 
the score: 

Democrats. Royals. 

H. Hershey F Landis 

Taylor F Ebersole 

Graham C Wenger 

Long G Sherman 

Weaver G J. Hershey 

Summary : Fair goals : H. Hershey 
6, Weaver 4, Landis 2, Ebersole 2, J. 
Hershey 4. Foul goals : H. Hershey 
2, Ebersole 5. Time of halves, 20 min- 
utes. Referee, Zug. 

The girls palyed on the 27th of Feb- 
ruary, the best game of the season. 
They were strengthened by Miss 
Withers, who is a very good player. 
They all played as if 'determined ta 
win the contest. Finally the result 
fell in favor 1 of the Dohnerites against 
the Bncherites. Following is the 


Longenecker F 

Sauder F 

Bucher C 

Moyer G 

Hiestand G 







Summary : Fair goals : Dohner 6, 
Eby 2 ; Sauder 2 ; Longenecker. Foul 
goals : Sauder 4. Final score was i6« 
10. Time of halves 20 minutes. Ref- 
eree, G. Miller. 



On Monday morning while sitting" 
in Chapel we were surprised to see 
in our midst one of our Alumni, 
George Capetanios '16. After the 
close of the devotional exercises he 
gave us a little Chapel talk which was 
very much appreciated by all of us. 
At present Mr. Capetanios has charge 
of a church at Troy, Pa. He seems 
to enjoy his work very much. 

Another young man who is advanc- 
ing in his work is Paul H. Engle '16. 
At present he is attending Comb's 
Conservatory of Music in Philadel- 
phia. He has given some very suc- 
cessful recitals and is singing in one 
•of the churches. 

Mr. T. P. Dick '08, who was elect- 

ed to the ministry some time ago is at 
present attending Juniata College. 

Miss Anna Diffenbaugh '05 and Mr. 
Henry Heisey were united in marriage 
in the recent past. 

David Eugene Schlosser arrived 
Mar. 16, at the home of Prof. R. W. 
Schlosser '07. We welcome the little 
visitor and hope to learn more about 
him when he enters our doors as a 

Anna Mildred is the new daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. George Light '07. She 
arrived Mar. 12. We also hope to 
have her in our midst at some future 

We extend our hearty congratula- 
tions to the happy parents of the new- 



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We are pleased to have a paper like 
the "Albright Bulletin" on our table. 
Every department is well represented. 
The Exchange Editor is to be compli- 
mented for her kind remarks. We like 
very much the thoughts expressed un- 
der "Some thoughts from various ex- 
changes." Especially do we class the 
following as indices of good moral 
character, "Be polite not because the 
other person is a lady or a gentleman, 
but because you are," and "There is 
no royal road to the harmonious un- 
folding of the human soul." 

The "Crimson and Gold" is a neat 
little paper. Its departments are well 
balanced with the exception of the 
joke section which we consider too 
heavy for the literary and other depart- 

"The Oak Leaves" for the March 
number are spicy and interesting. We 
wish to say that the incident entitled 
"Worth more than a Quarter" pictures 
Mr. Gingrich's nature to the iota, 
"(some one please start him.)" 

"The Blue and Gold" is a very 
strong paper, showing the activities 
of the school, we would suggest how- 
ever, that you inaugurate an Exchange 
Department. Would it not improve 
your paper if you would enlarge the 
"School Notes" corner? 

We like the arrangement of the- 
"Perkiomenite." The gem on the cover 
"Without Halting Without Rest, Lift- 
ing Better up to Best," 'is a splendid 
one to keep before you. The cut for 
the religious notes shows skill. Why 
not get a cut for "an Exchange" de- 

"The Juniata Echo" is one of our 
strongest papers. The little poem 
"Smile" has very good advice for a 
"schoolgoer." The editor wishes to 
congratulate Miss Edna Brubaker for 
the composition of the Sonnet "The 
Dawn." Keep it up "Juniata" you can 
be proud of your poetess. 

All the above suggestions have been 
given in a helpful spirit. It is not the 
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When the Green Gits Back in the Trees. 

In Spring, when the green gits back in the trees, 

And the sun comes out and stays, 
And yer boots pulls on with a good tight squeeze, 

And you think of yer bare-foot days; 
\\ hen you ort to work and you want to not, 

And you and yer wife agrees 
It's time to spade up the garden-lot, 

When the green gits back in the trees 
Well ! work is the least o' my idees 
When the green, you know, gits back on the trees ! 

When the green gits back in the trees, and bees 

Is a buzzin' aroun' ag'in 
In that kind of a lazy go-as-you-please 

Old gait they bum roun' in ; 
When the groud's all bald whare the hay-rick stood, 

And the crick's riz, and the breeze 
Coaxes the bloom in the old dogwood, 

And the green gits back in the trees, — 
I like, as I say, in sich scenes as these, 
The time when the green gits back in the trees! 

When the whole tail-feathers o' Wintertime 

Is all pulled out and gone ! 
And the sap it thaws and begins to climb, 

And the swet it starts out on 
A feller's forred, a gittin' down 

At the old spring on his knees — 
I kindo' like jest a-loaferin' roun' 

When the green gits back in the trees- 
Jest a-potterin' round' as I-durn-please— 
When the green, you, know, gits back in the trees! 

No. 8 


The Path to Universal Peace. 

John Frederick Graham. '17. 

Though men have sought peace for 
m: ny centuries, yet in all the annals 
of history, no one has found the path 
to Universal Peace. Men have estab- 
lished "powerful nations to insure just- 
ice and equality to their citizens. They 
have educated their citizens in the arts 
of war to promote and protect the in- 
terests of peace, but armies do not in- 
sure peace nor navies guarantee the 
progress of the world. The army of 
Xerxes with its mighty array of ori- 
ental power could not establish peace. 
The phalanx of the Grecian warriors 
* so formidable to opposing hosts, so 
magnificent in powess likewise failed 
to secure peace throughout her world- 
wide conquests. The Roman legion 
under her great Caesars and Pompeys 
seemed merely to perpatuate the reign 
of force. Napoleon by his magnetic 
power, by his domitable will, with 
armies of trained men was not able 
to aid the cause of peace with all his 
genius. All these nations have tried 
war as a means of affording peace but 
to no avail. Men cried out, "We have 
peace, peace," but in a short time those 
same voices shouted, "We must have 
war, war." We must therefore estab- 
lish a new code of murals and issue 
higher decrees of justice. Thus alone 
may we be assured of Universal Peace. 

Now as never before' every nation 
must place a higher estimate on hu- 
man life. Nations dare not underrate 
property which men call their own. 

Man has passed that state where he is 
a slave to the upper classes. He must 
be given a chance. The governed 
must be given the same opportunity 
as those that govern. Then, too, in- 
dustrial problems have arisen because 
men have not been understood. The 
man who is employed must under- 
stand the employer and the rights of 
the men must be respected by the em- 
ployer. Social freedom must be rea- 
lized in a large degree. Men must be 
drawn closer together in the communi- 
ty and an opportunity be given men to 
get together and feel the common pulse 
of the nation. Every individual must 
be given the chance to worship his 
God as he chooses. No power on 
earth may thwart this prerogative of 
the human race. Shall rulers decree 
that all shall worship in a specified 
way? Never! Man seeks to express 
himself through the longings of his 
soul. To check this desire would be 
the means of stirring the human race 
to action. When these ideals are rea- 
lized, we shall appreciate the value of 
human life, have a conception of in- 
dustrial progress, accomplish the bene- 
fits of social uplift, and recognize the 
power of religious freedom. Will not 
these ideals illuminate the path that 
leads to Universal Peace? 

Moreover as there must be an equal- 
ity among democratic peoples there 
must also be an equality among demo- 
cratic nations. There must be a basis ' 


upon which each nation can rest se- 
curely, a plane upon which no nation 
shall dictate to another. Belgium 
must be free, a country in which a 
Kaiser shall not make his decrees. 
Each nation must be allowed the same 
number of outlying passessions and b3 
given proportionly the opportunities 
of a large country. Poland must be 
given her freedom and a chance to de- 
velop herself in every way possible. 
She docs not need a Czar to check her 
progress nor a Kaiser to destroy her 
fair land. She must be given the pri- 
vileges to make her own laws, and 
what we say of these countries is true 
of the Balkans and every other small 
nation. May we therefore strive to 
usher in democratic forms of govern- 
ment for all nations and thus bring us 
into the Path of Universal Peace. 

Another expedient in placing the 
world on this glorious path to Uni- 
versal Peace is to have the seas free 
to every nation. What has demoral- 
ized nations more than a deprivation 
of the mutual intercourse between all 
nations on the seas? Did we not rea- 
lize this in our national history? Did 
not England in the beginning of the 
nineteenth century interfere with our 
vessels on the seas? She tried to de- 
stroy our commerce and make us her 
hostage. We as a nation must stand 
for the freedom of the seas as we did 
then, if we wish to bring about Uni- 
versal Peace. The German U-boat 
must be destroyed. But will that 
alone solve the problem? I say, no. 
If we must break up the German de- 
fence we surely must break up the 
English domination of the seas Have 
they a risrht to tell us Americans what 
to do? Have they any more rights on 

the seas than the Germans? They 
have no more right to stop our boats 
and search them than the Germans 
have to sink them. The freedom of 
the seas will bring all the nations into 
closer touch with each other. It will 
be the means of establishing a world- 
wide community centre so that a man 
in Europe will be able to feel the heart 
throb of the man in America and un- 
derstand his motives. This is what 
we need to establish world peace. 

For Universal Peace to come some 
of the present day hindrances must be 
removed. Every nation must be dis- 
armed and have only a small number 
of men in the standing army. These 
small forces in every nation must con- 
stitute an international police force 
wdiose duty it shall be to bring under 
subjection all uprisings. This force 
must be supported by an inter- 
national court of justice. No nation 
will then be allowed to form alliances 
but will have to refer all troubles to 
this court. If one nation violates the 
decrees of this court is will have to be 
punished by this police force and peace 
thus maintained. 

Our fathers conceived no other 
means of obtaining peace but by wield- 
ing the battle ax and unsheathing the 
sword. They thought the only way to 
obtain oeace was to destroy their ene- 
mies yet it did not bring peace to 
them. They tried great armaments so 
as to oppose the strongest, so that no 
nation would attack them, yet this 
brought no peace. They made treat- 
ies between the nations at war but 
soon their pledges were broken. They 
tried arbitration, but the arbitrators 
were unjust and this course failed. 
Their wars broueht them no love for 



humanity, their armaments did not 
save them from the foe, their treaties 
became mere scraps of paper, and the 
arbitrations became air castles. To- 
day we are trying' a new method. A 
method by which men shall be bound 
together as one in labor, in association 
and in religion. We are pursuing a 
course in which all nations shall be 
on an equality and have one exalted 
purpose. We shall strive for unity 

among individuals, for equality of na- 
tions, for the freedom of the seas, and 
for the adjustment of differences by an 
international police force. Let us 
strive as citizens of the world to be- 
come one in thought, in education, in 
government, and in religion. Then 
shall we see by the sun of Righteous- 
ness the dawn of Unity in thought, in 
purpose, and in action, and hail the 
glorious a°e of Universal Peace. 

Higher Patriotism. 


A. C. Baugher, '17. 

Go back with me for several thous- 
and years before the birth of Christ, 
when the ancient nations were in their 
infancy. Go back with me to Egypt, 
which marks the beginning of history; 
to Media and Persia, the ancient ty- 
rants of the East ; to Greece the birth- 
place of civilization ; to Rome the legis- 
lative hall of the world. As we turn 
back through the annals of these an- 
cient nations we notice that the essen- 
tial idea of patriotism consisted large- 
ly in the desire to destroy the rival 
state. If one nation is to live and 
flourish, the other, must be conquered 
and destroyed. Ancient history is sat- 
urated with this idea. Assyria for the 
sake of the glory must conquer Syria. 
"The Medes and Persians in their 
turn must conquer Babylon. Alexander 
the Great, for the sake of making his 
empire glorious, must bring under 
every tribe and nation under the sun. 
Rome in coming to the pinnacle of her 

glory must exact of all the world com- 
plete subjection." Thus alone Rome 
may live. 

The Old Testament also strikingly 
portrays the Hebrew conception of 
patriotism. Jonah is a typical- patriot, 
for he too perceived the highest glory 
of his country, in the complete destruc- 
tion of her rivals and when God spared 
Xinevah, this narrow-minded patriot 
requested that he might die. He saw 
nothing worth living for, since Xine- 
vah was spared. 

Leaving this age of barbarism, of 
tribal warfare, of bravery without 
reverence, and of courage without feel- 
ing, we step into the light of modern 
history. In his age of freedom, and 
independence, the nature of patriotism 
has slightly changed. He is a patriot 
who carries a gun, wades in blood, or 
dies in the trench. All this is present 
day patriotism. But is not his mani- 
festation of bravery filled with the 



spirit of destruction? Is not patriot- 
ism too often nothing but a vain glori- 
ous feeling of superiority over foreign 
nations. The full meaning and value 
of patriotism has not yet been realized. 
It consists in doing our utmost to 
make our country strong, glorious, and 
h movable among the nations of the 
world. It consists in benefiting all 
humanity, in serving the race. This 
higher patriotism is so broad in its 
scope and so lofty in its spirit that 
it can really look beyond national 
boundaries and declare "My Country 
exists not for her own greatness and 
glory but for the greatness and glory 
of all man-kind." 

Does love for our country mean a 
love for her size, her mountains, her 
plains, and her rivers? No. We do 
not love our country for her area. This 
would be a love for the material. We 
love our country for her inherent 
greatness. We love our country for 
her homes, the fountain and source of 
all blessings. We love her for her 
schools, the dynamic force in civiliza- 
tion. We love her for her churches, 
the silent influence which brings en- 
lightenment to all the nations of the 

"Patriotism is an instinct, and like 
all other instincts it can be preverted 
It is an emotion, and like all other 
emotions it can become morbid. It is 
a passion and like all other passions 
can become diseased and dangerous. 
It is a virtue and like all other virtues 
it can be pushed too far. passing into 

Higher patriotism is not selfish. He 
who seeks only to gratify his own ap- 
petite is a mere grovelling glutton. 
He who builds for himself a palace of 

brown sand stone at the expense of 
his fellow-men is the vilest of robbers. 
"No man whose life is unsuccessful is 
a true patriot, and he who lives only 
to eat and drink is a failure. His life 
has benefited the world nothing. He 
is a brute without a virtue, a savage 
without sympathy. There is madness 
in his countenance; fury in his eyes; 
thunder in his voice. A cloud of dark- 
ness hangs heavily on his brow. His 
person is no longer the image of his 

The man who finds out which way 
God would have him go and then goes 
that way, even though he has to go 
alone, — he is the true patriot. This 
man you will recognize when you meet 
him. He is like a continuous gushing 
fountain in an oasis of the desert. His 
face is ever beaming wuth happiness, 
love emanates from his heart, sympa- 
thy illuminates his whole countenance, 
his eyes are filled with tears of com- 
passion, and his soul is bathed in dew- 
drops from heaven. He meets you 
squarely as he stands before the world. 
His throne is wisdom, and his scepter 
is truth. He is the living monument 
of all ages. His presence fills the air 
with majestic power as the sun fills the 
heavens with radiant splendor. He is 
the true patriot. He it is who brings 
happiness to mankind, who kindles 
many a heart fire with love. His aim 
is to promote human happiness and 
foster human uplife. His bravery is 
tempered with virtue. His greatness 
consists not in gaining commercial su- 
premacy, but in eenlightening the na- 
tions which sit in darkness, in giving 
freedom to people who are still in bond- 
age and superstition. 

America needs true patriots. She 



cannot buy them. She must grow 
them. The home must awaken to her 
duty. The church must instill in the 
hearts of its members the idea of rev- 
erence as never before. It behooves 
the school to do her utmost in foster- 

ing the spirit of industry. Arise and 
quicken the hearts of thy children. 
Stamp every soul with a higher patriot- 
ism. A patriotism not confined to 
war, but a patriotism filled with love 
for service for man and God. 

The World's Greatest Need. 

G. E. Weaver, '17. 

History has proved to us that in 
past centuries there were times when 
men and women of great ability and 
powerful influence were needed to di- 
rect the future of our country. Strong 
men were needed to meet the great 
crises which confronted our nations. 
It was during this time that Caesar 
was drawing men unto him and having 
them move at his command that Rome 
was at the height of her glory. Had 
it not been for the magnetic power of 
Napoleon, France would never have 
reached the day in which she was 
looked upon as a world power. Had 
it not been for a Washington to unite 
us and a Lincoln to save us during 
perilous times we might never have 
reached the place we hold to-day in 
the galaxy of the nations. What is 
said of Rome and France and of our 
own antion may be said of other na- 
tions as well, for Carlyle says, "The 
history of a great nation is the history 
of its great men." 

The need of great leaders did not 
cease at the close of the nineteenth 
century. When we think of the pre- 
sent relations anions the countries of 

the world we are forced to believe that 
there never was a time during which 
the world was in greater need of true 
leaders. Was there ever a time in the 
history of human progress when more 
people were concerned about the wel- 
fare of their respective states than 
they are to-day? Never have the lead- 
ers of our nations had more perplexing 
problems to solve than in this twen- 
tieth century. 

In this present age we are continual- 
ly in need of men who are able to 
lead us along many lines of activity. 
Over our entire nation we hear the 
cry for more efficient teachers to 
mould the characters of the children 
of our land. Medical men are meet- 
ing new and complicated diseases in 
which they need the best trained men. 
A proficient lawyer is always in de- 
mand. A great orator is usually en- 
gaged for more than a year in advance. 
Thus, do we see that the man who 
leads in his field of endeavor is the 
man who is called for to-day. 

But if we are supplied with able 
statesmen to direct us through this 
present world war, that will not end 


i J 

the need for great leaders, centuries 
will have passed before the effects of 
our present situation will end regard- 
less of the action we may take, and 
during all these centuries, in all the 
difficulties that confront them, nations 
will be crying for men and women of 
the true stamp to guide them aright. 

If nations hope to be supplied with 
able men and women to direct them, 
they must have in training at the pre- 
sent time those who will some day 
stand forth and triumph over the diffi- 
culties they have to face. Every 
new movement and every step in ad- 
vance brings with it new problems to 
solve. Every decade we are forcing 
upon ourselves situations that were 
foreign to past generations. It is for 
these new situations that we need 
leaders of the right pattern. 

The world does not always recog- 
nize the greatness of some men until 
they have completed their work. Co- 
lumbus although he discovered Ameri- 
ca, died in chains. William Tyndale, 
because he tried to give the English 
people the Bible in their native lan- 
guage. w r as burned at the stake. 
James Chalmers, because he wanted to 
proclaim the gospel to the South Sea 
Islanders, was killed by these canni- 
bals and eaten. Martin Luther was 
not understood to the fullest extent un- 
til after his death. Our Lord and 
Savior died on the cross and yet none 
of us would hesitate in calling' Him 
the greatest leader that the world has 
ever known. 

To become a leader one must poss- 
ess certain strong characteristics. He 
must first of all have a training that 
will qualify him to choose the right 
and the best to be obtained. In our 

present age one who would succeed in 
life and accomplish anything must be 
able to profit by the past and glance 
into the need of the future. In order 
to do the most efficient work a har- 
monious development of body, mind, 
and soul are essential. Truly some 
great men have had frail bodies, but in 
order to become the most valuable to 
our fellowmen we need a strong body 
as well as a strong mind. It is also 
necessary that a leader have a strong 
determination to stand for the right 
regardless of the stand others may 
take. However, a person may choose 
the right and still lack some of the 
qualities of a true leader. To tell his 
convictions to people that he may con- 
vince them : to convince people to be- 
lieve as he believes is the real test of 
a leader. A person may become a real 
storehouse of knowledge but if he does 
not have the pow r er to influence others, 
he is, so far as the betterment of so- 
ciety in concerned, practically useless. 

Why do so few 7 people become lead- 
ers of the true stamp? It is because 
they are not willing to go where duty 
calls, but would rather go wdiere they 
can have the most pleasure, and bear 
the least responsibility. In order to 
become leaders men must go where 
duty calls, rather than where pleasure 
invites. The people who are not will- 
ing to do what duty demands are seek- 
ing popularity rather than an oppor- 
tunity to serve. To attain to positions 
of true leadership we must be willing 
to live a life of sacrifice. Greatness is 
not attained merely by holding posi- 
tions of honor. 

To-day we hear the cry ringing 
throughout the entire nation, "Men 
wanted for- the United States Army." 



Perhaps she will need men to serve 
her in this capacity but she has a far 
greater need for men than merely to 
volunteer for military service. The 
world's greatest need to-day is men 
and women who are willing to take the 
place of a Washington, a Lincoln, or 
a Livingstone and be true leaders of 
the human race. When we think of 
the condition of our schools, of our 
churches, of our state, and of our na- 
tion we hear the call coming from all 
directions for men of the true stamp, 
for men who are willing and able to 

serve their nation and their God; yes, 
for strong and stalwart men. 

"Men whom highest hope inspires, 
Men whom purest honor fires, , 
Men who trample self beneath them, 
Men who make their country wreathe 

As her noble sons, 

Worthy of their sires ; 
Men who never shame their mothers, 
Men who never fail their brothers, 
True, however false are others ; 

Give us men, I say again, 

Give us men." 

Respect For Authority, 

J. S. Harley, A. M. 

Those of us who have been reared 
on farms are familiar with the spec- 
tacle of two roosters fighting for su- 
premacy in a barnyard, and have no- 
ticed how after a fight the one who has 
been defeated respects the authority 
of the other. It is, however, a low 
form of respect, for it is actuated by 
fear ; but it is typical of much of the 
respect we find in the world and it is 
by no means confined to roosters. 

It was Daniel Boone or some one of 
the pioneer settlers who emigrated to 
the newer territory in the early his- 
tory of our nation, who was in the 
course of time elected judge in one of 
the organized districts. The law- 
breakers in his jurisdiction began to 
keep the peace, not because they had 
undergone a change of heart, but be- 
cause the fear awakened in them by 

his vigorous prosecuton of transgress- 
ors caused them to respect his authori- 

This sort of respect for authority is 
better than none at all because it helps 
to keep the peace. It is sad to reflect, 
however, that perhaps thousands of 
persons adopt a form of religion be- 
cause fear of hell fire has inspired in 
them a respect for the authority of 
God. Small children are in large 
measure incapable of any higher form 
of respect for authority, and they obey 
their parents because they dread the 
whipping which will follow disobedi- 
ence ; and when they become old 
enough to go to college they have 
sometimes not yet attained to much 
of the higher form of respect for those 
to whom their interests are entrusted, 
in consequence of which it becomes a 



problem how to deal with them. 

Perhaps the main interest attached 
to this subject is how to develop a 
higher form of respect out of the 
crude, primitive form. And at the 
foundation of all true respect for oth- 
ers, we should say, lies self-respect. 
"This above all, to thine own self be 

"And is must follow as the night the 

Thou canst not then be false to any 


Humanity. Ave are told, does not ne- 
cessitate our going about with down- 
cast eyes as if we were ashamed, but 
it permits us to look the world in the 
face. We should never lose our self- 
respect. An Englishman flattered a 
Scotchman by saying that if he could 
not be an Englishman he would want 
to be a Scotchman ; the latter returned 
the compliment by saying that if he 
were not a Scotchman he would be an 
Englishman ; and both then turned to 
an Irishman, who stood near, and 
whom they considered inferior to 
themselves, but who thought himself 
quite as good as either of them, and 
asked him what he would be if he 
were not an Irishman. The reply 
Avas, "If I Avere not an Irishman I 
would be ashamed of myself," Thus 
bluntly did the last of the three express 
his sentiment in favor of a normal, 
healthy regard for one's self by virtue 
of which a person Avill be able to look 
into a mirror, and be it the face of 
an Irishman, a Greek,, or a Cherokee 
that he sees, he need not be ashamed 
of himself. And if we Avould turn the 
mirror upon our souls oftener and 
cleanse away Avhat is unworthy we 
AAonld haA-e less cause to be ashamed. 

Self-respect means to be on one's dig- 
nity ; to stand four-square to every 
wind that blows; not to be one thing 
in secret and another in public. To 
possess it in full measure will keep us 
all busy. Whoever has this spirit will 
not fail to respect authority, in the 
highest sense of the term respect, for 
the man who is honest with himself 
will not fail to be honest with all the 
Avorld. He will accord to every posi- 
tion of trust that honor which is its 
due, and will see in it something of 
the dignity of God whence all authori- 
ty comes. 

The self-respecting student will in 
his associations with his teachers de- 
light to shoAv the reverence and re- 
spect due to those who impart to him 
culture and instruction and lift him 
t<> higher planes of experience. Dur- 
ing his sojourn at school he will feel 
someAvhat as if he Avere a guest in the 
college home. True, he pays his bills, 
but that is only the business end of the 
transaction. How ungratful in any 
one to enjoy the hospitality of a home, 
to be admitted into it j privacy, and 
then to go and speak disparagingly and 
make common conversation of Avhat 
has there come to his notice, instead 
of holding it sacred ! Should College 
Hill be sacred to us? Yes. If there 
has been but one student Avho has 
dAvelt within these Avails and has striv- 
en here after a nobler life, has labored 
to enrich his mind and purify his char- 
acter, and then gone out to bless the 
Avorld with his service, that has been 
enough to sanctify this hill foreA-er. 
And there has been more than one. 
Be assured, if ypu are making light of 
and scorning the ideals and the admo- 
nitions of- those who here appeal to 



you and who try to win you to a high- 
er life, you are committing sacrilege. 
Be assured, whoever you are. if you 
ride roughshod over regulations which 
were made for your good and for the 
advancing of the highest interests of 
all connected with the institution, if 
you cultivate the habit of speaking dis- 
respectfully of those whom the trustees 
have placed here with the purest in- 
tentions that they should instruct you, 
open your eyes to the grandest possi- 
bilities within the reach of human be- 
ings, and steady your inexperienced 
feet while you learn to walk life's 
rough road, you are guilty of one of 
the most contemptible acts of ingrati- 
tude, exceeded perhaps only by that 
of the wretch who dishonors the fath- 
er and mother that gave him life, that 
cherished and nursed his tended bud- 
ding infancy and loved him as their 
own souls. 

Lastly, respect for authority and 
sympathy with the interests and the 
movements which that authority rep- 
resents will give us the spirit of con- 
structiveness. We will want to build 
up and not tear down, help and not 
hinder. A man was trying in vain to 
start his motorcycle. He cranked, 
and adjusted and toiled, and cranked. 
But the machine moved not. Some- 
one near by remarked, "The spark-plug 
will not act." Every other part of that 
machine was ready t: do its duty, — 
the tires, the chain, the cylinders, the 
handle-bars. But they had to wait' for 
the stubborn spark-plug. When, at 
last, the plug became willing to per- 
form its service, every other part of 
the machine instantly took up its labor. 

The engine throbbed, the man jump- 
ed into the saddle, and down the street 
like a streak went the happy traveler, 
reeling off mile after mile of his jour- 
ney. All was progress, all was action. 
Why did the man have to coax tha 
stubborn spark-plug so long? Why 
will students compel teachers to turn 
aside from the more important work 
of preparing rich things for the intel- 
lects of those students, and compel 
them to spend their time and energy 
trying to set them right i.i matters 
of behavior? Self-respect should 
cause each student to say, "I am 
enough of a man. or woman, to keep 
myself straight." Why will students 
compel the discipline committee to 
spend hours of its precious time at- 
tempting to bring them to order and 
into an attitude of sympathetic coop- 
eration with the various parts of the 
organization, so that the school may 
go forward in its great work of guid- 
ing the world to its glorious destiny? 

Instead of being a loose screw, a 
broken cog, a knocker, a pessimist, 
crippling the work of the machine of 
which you are a part, rather roll up 
your sleeves, get down and do some- 
thing useful : and while you are at this 
school find your joy in helping the 
school to become stronger and more 
effective every day ; try to boost the 
institution instead of trying to bust 
it. And when you are praying and 
there comes an interval when you do 
not know what to say next, just fill in 
the space with something like, "God 
Almighty, bless Elizabethtown Col- 





HELEN G. OELLIG, Editor-in-Chief 

Eva Arbegast 
Melvin Shisler 
Ruth Bucher . . 
Florence Moyer 
Frances Ulrich 

School Notes 

. . Alumni Notes 
. K. L. S. Notes 
Homerian No'es 

A. C. Baugher Exchanges 

John Graham Athletics 

David H. Markey Business Manager 

John Hershey Ass't Manager 

Ruth Kilhefner . . . > Art 

Our College Times is published monthly during the Academic year by the Homer- 
ian and Keystcne Literary Societies of Elizabethtown College. 

This paper will be sent continuously to old subscribers, so as not to break their 
files, and arrears charged, unless notice to discontinue has been received at expira* 

Report any change of addres to the Business Manager. 

Subscription rates: Fifty cents per year; ten cents per copy; five years for $2.00. 

Entered as second-class matter April 19, 1909, at the Elizabethtown Postoffice. 

Just May Again! 
Inez E. Byers, '17. 
Early in the morning when some 
■good fairy in disguise (a tightly 
wound alarm clock) quickly heralds a 
new day into our life, — then it is that 
the Maytime softly and gently draws 
us from the world of golden dreams in- 
to the mellow realms of life.. The 
Dawn like a sweet babe with rosy 
tinted fingers creeps over the grasssy 
hills, opening its arms in an ecstasy 
of joy to embrace the Xew Day. As 

our kindred spirits return from their 
flight to the inner world, we suddenly 
realize that our neighbors' alarm 
clocks, "Baby Bens" and all " are go- 
ing off" along the hall as if the Kaiser 
had given the command to "fire." 
Then loud and clear from the belfry 
tower we hear that familiar clang of 
our College Hill joy bell. A low 
rhythmical hum of activity ascends 
through the open window from the 
Dairy Farm and a rushing accompa- 
nied in sixty-fourth time is played by 



a throng of happy hearted girls joy- 
fully tripping through the halls to 

Now all gaiety ceases as our college 
family is linked together in a chain 
wrought of our Father's love. Every 
heart is peacefully beating in harmony 
with the aroma of bursting buds, na- 
ture's incense offered with our morn- 
ing blessing of praise. Soon the appe- 
tizing odors of fried potatoes, hominy 
and "Salmagundi" make our mouths 
water until the trickling brook at the 
edge of the campus is in danger of re- 
ceiving new tributaries. After this 
morning meal, it seems that the peach 
blossoms in the orchard with some of 
their pink petals still lingering in the 
fleecy blue clouds and the tulips with 
their rich lined cups just opening to re- 
ceive the morning dew, vie with each 
other as to which should be the stu- 
dents' desert. We always say "Some 
of each. Mother Xature, thank you," 
and then lend our ears to the Robin 
Redbreasts, merrily warbling out their 
praiseful lays ("to our Audubon girls 
of course) until they nearly choke by 
getting several notes crosswise in their 
little throats during this outpouring of 

More than one wistful glance is cast 
towards the freshly marked tennis 
courts but "lessons first" dispels the 

charm until the day's work is over r 
when with a feeling of "well done" 
coming into our souls, we linger at the 
close of day. With throbbing hearts, 
flushed brows, every muscle pulsating 
with life's old sweet song, we rest our 
eyes upon a distant knoll on which 
three telegraph poles are arranged as 
the crosses on Calvary. The crimson 
sunset triumphantly stretches its blood 
stained banner across the skies and 
melts away into a golden haze, leaving 
the green trees, fields of fresh earth, 
blossoming orchards, verdant woods, 
and winding brooks in an effusion of 
beauty from the Master's palate. 

Oh ! that we in the ardor of youth 
could always go a-Maying! Could we 
with rosv fingers shake hands with 
each new day of our lives and with 
well guided hands build each moment 
of the future upon the Maytime of our 
school days. Hope, thou art fleet as 
Life, but remain thou with us and we 
can live in an inner world beautified 
by the Master's hand, illuminating our 
neighbor's life with a child's touch. 
Then as the last blossoms of earth 
cluster their mellow fruits around us, 
may we. looking toward Calvary, as 
gently as leaves be brought to harbor 
with our toil worn muscles like strong 
cables shining in the golden sunset of 
just another May. 



f/SJ \ 

Spring- is here. 

Tenis and baseball are in progress. 

On April 5th Dr. Andrew Johnson 
of Philadelphia, delivered his very 
interesting lecture on "Eli and Den- 
nis" in the College Chapel. The night 
being very rainy the lecturer remark- 
ed that the weather had prevented the 
lecture from being dry. Dr. Jackson 
is an able speaker and humorist. His 
lecture was enjoyed by all who were 

The Chapel talks during the last 
month were: "Concentration," Dr. D. 
C. Reber and "Respect for Authori- 
ty." Prof. Harley. 

Prof. Harley— "The sugar is all. 
How is all used in this sentence?" 

Mr. Meyer— "It is used as a S. P. A. 
meaning all sugar." 

Prof. — "That is right. It means the 
absence of the sugar." 

Prof. Ober made a business trip to 
Elgin. Illinois, where he met with the 
General Sunday School Board. Prof. 
Ober is President of the Board. 

On Account of the War. 

The Seniors fearing the scarcity of 
food, had chosen the bean tree as their 
class tree and selected the daisy as 
their class flower. They have finally 
selected an umbrella tree, which they 
planted by night to keep off the spray 
from the hose. 

Mr. Long uses Dutch Cleanser in- 
stead of tooth-powder. 

Marriage licenses considered— J. H. 

Correspondence is lessened — C A. 

Miss Kilhefner to the Conductor — 
"At which end shall I get off?" 

Conductor— "It doesn't matter both 
ends stop." 

Recently some of the students visit- 
ed the school of one of our former 
students Esther Falkenstein. As the 
students were approaching the school 
house they saw a little fellow climbing 
up a tree. At first sight it was 
thought that he took his flight to es- 
cape punishment, but after their ar- 
rival learned, that the boy was sent 
up the tree to get a twig for the draw- 



ing class. Miss Falkenstein shows in- 
terest in her work and also has the 
pupils interested. . 

Mr. Beetem to Miss Young, who 
was clerking in the 5 and 10c store — 
"How do you sell your chocolate cara- 

Miss Young — "6 for 5c." 

Mr. Beetem— "6 for 5c. then that 
will be 5 for 4c. 4 for 3c, 3 for 2c, 2 
for ic, and 1 for nothing, I'll take 

Miss Young was very much bewil- 
dered, and had to call the floor walk- 
er Mr. Miller to help her out of her 

Arbor Day Program. 

On Friday afternoon. Aoril 13. at 3 
o'clock in Music Hall, the Seniors 
rendered their Arbor Day program, 
which was enjoyed by all who attend- 
ed. The following program was giv- 
en : 

Opening Address — President, C. A. 
Baugher ; Essay — "Arbor Day," Ruth 
Eshelman ; Oration — "Beauty and Val- 
ue of Trees," Clarence Ebersole ; Vo- 
cal Solo — Lydia Withers ; Main Ad- 
dress — Dr. R. C. Schiedt ; Music— 
"Out on the Leafy Campus," Mixed 
Quartette : Planting of the Tree, Sen- 
iors ; Dismissal. 


Prof. Leiter's parents from Smiths- 
burg. Maryland, visited Prof. Leiter. 

Miss Liiime Bonebrake from Way- 
nesboro, visited her sister, Mildred 

Bible Institutes. 
Professors Ober and Schlosser at 
Westminster. Md., March 21-26. 
Dr. D. C. Reber and Prof. Meyer at 

Harrisburg, March 22-24. 

Prof. Ober and Prof. Schlosser at 
Ephrata, April 14-16. 

Dr. D. C. Reber and Prof. Meyer at 
Lebanon, March 31st and April 1st. 

The faculty and student body desire 
to express to Miss Frances Ulrich their 
appreciation for an Althea and two 
Spirea bushes, also for California Pop- 
py seed and other seeds for planting 
a flower bed. Anything which adds 
to the beauty of our campus we appre- 
ciate and desire to thank Miss Ulrich 
very heartily. 

Miss Ruth Landis from Blue Ridge 
College, visited her brother Walter 

Owen Hershey from the University 
of Pensylvania, visited John and Hen- 
ry Hershey. 

Miss Eshelman to the Conductor — 
"What time does the one o'clock car 

Conductor — "was sleeping." 

Blue Monday found J. Graham in 
Shiffer's Book Store buying letter pa- 
per. We wonder why. 

Mr. Miller — "If is wouldn't have 
been for one mistake the Civil War 
would have been fought in our gar- 

Dr. D. C. Reber met with the Edu- 
cational Board of the Church of the 
Brethren at Elgin, Illinois, recently. 

Prof. Via to Mr. Baugher — "When 
I got my glasses one glass was turn- 
ed in and the other one was turned 

Mr. Baugher— "I guess the one that 
was turned out was for some one to 
look in." 

Prof. "It might be." 



Mr. H. Hershey says, he can make 
buttons out of butter-milk. 

Why is a hen immortal? 

Ans. — Because her son never sets. 

Miss Mover to Mr. Wenger— "Mr. 
Wenger, you can be accompanied by 
some one on Friday evening." 

Mr. Wenger— "Oh ! That means I 
can accompany some one in singing." 

A prospective student — "Kaiser 
Wilhelm specializing on public speak- 
ing to address U. S. Army." 

Mr. Baugher to Prof. Harley— 
"Here Prof. Harley is the cent I owe 

Prof. IT. — "I don't want it give it to 
the heathen." 

Mr. Baugher — "That was my inten- 

Miss Meyer in Grammar gave this 

sentence to Miss Reber— "He has 

me often." Put in the proper form 
of see.. 

Miss Reber — "Pie has seen me oft- 

Miss Meyer— "Now you made an 
honest confession." 

Mr. Young to Mr. Shissler — "I will 
never forget the lecture on the 5th of 

Mr. Shissler— "Why not?" 
Mr. Young — "Because I didn't want 
to sit beside of her." 

Mr. Ebersole to the Book Room 
Clerk — "What do you sell your 10 
cent bottles of ink at?" 

Clerk — "We sell them at 10 cents a 
bottle to-day." 

Mr. Ebersole — "I'll take one." 

Mr. Baum one of our students pass- 
ed through a successful operation for 
appendicitis in the York Hospital at 

York. The last report we had from 
Mr. Baum was favorable. We wish 
him a speedy recovery. 

The Music Department of Eliza- 
bethtown College will render a Can- 
tata in Market Hall May 10, at 8 p. m. 
This promises to be a very interesting 
number of our lecture course and we 
invite you to come and bring your 

Mr. Sherman was seen going across 
the campus with "her" grip, and he 
had just recently recovered from the 

Mr.J. Hershey— "I wouldn't know 
what to do if it wouldn't be for my 
social privileges." 

We have with us several old stu- 
dents this Spring*, who have been 
teaching during the Winter. Miss 
Grace Burkhart and Miss Mary Spi- 
dle are here again. Messrs. Fahne- 
stock, Keefer, Bucher and E. Meyer 
have also arrived for the remainder of 
the term. 

In English Class. 

Questioning the truth of Shake- 
speare's statement that a man in love 
is known by his disordered attire, 
John Hershey innocently said, "Why 
I thoughf~you would want to 'slick' 
up. I don't know. Maybe I'm not 
in that far yet." 

The faculty wishes to acknowledge 
the receipt of a crow, mounted and 
placed in a beautiful oak case by Mr. 
R. B. Fogelsanger. His Avork shows 
great skill and the gift is certainly ap- 
preciated. It occupies a conspicuous 
place in our library. 

Miss Floy Good has discontinued 
her work here. She is at her home in 



The faculty wishes to acknowledge 
the receiot of three plants from Mrs. 
Charles Madeira. These have been 
placed in the reception room and add 
greatly to its apoearance. 

At t!:e Baseball Game. 

Miss Ronebrake — "Say, how many 
endings (inning's) has a game?" 

Miss Vera Kilhefner of Eohrata, 
visited Miss Ruth Kilhefner recently. 

Miss Lore Rrenisholtz, our piano 
teacher, soent April 14-16 in Philadel- 
phia. She heard some of the world's 
celebraties in musical lines. 

Misses Ruth Bucher and Florence 
Mover spent Easter at their homes 
near Philadelphia. 

Advice to Students. 

Never obey regulations — If you do 
you will be doing as the faculty wish- 

Never be on time at Chapel— things 
would move smoothly if you were. 

Never take part in Prayer Meeting 
— You would be developing your 
spiritual side. 

When you are playing tennis never 
give the person on the other side of 
the net the benefit of the doubt — if 
you do you won't win the game. 

Always eat with your knife — be- 
cause it's proper to eat with your fork, 
Never do a bit more work than you 
must — it's hard on your constitution. 

Don't join the literary societies— 
if you do they will put you on the 

Never miss a social privilege — > 
someone else might look at him or her. 

Never mind your own business- 
keep a "but in" card on hand. 

Always lose your temper in a game 
— otherwise the game would be slow. 

Never heed the advice given in 
Chapel talks — they are just given to 
kill time anyway. 

Never show consideration for any- 
one else — it's a mark of good breeding 
you know. 

Never turn off your lights at ten— 
if you do you won't get your name in 
"the little red book." 

Don't "keep sweet" — Sweet things 

If you can't push, then pull and if 
you can't pull, get out of the way. 

Miss Burkhart to Miss Moyer— "Oh, 
Flossie, look at the new moon." 

Miss Moyer — "Say Burkie, when 
the moon's new, how long does it take 
till it gets full." 

Miss Lore Brenisholt had her moth- 
er as her guest on Sunday, April 22. 

Mr. and Mrs. Luther Leiter visited 
their daughter Kathryn, April 22. 

Dr. Rcber announced in Chapel one 
morning: — "The 'Young' sisters (Ada 
and Martha) are excused to-day." 
Consequently that afternoon quite a 
few of the girls took a half day off. 
Cupid Busy. 

That little god has been busy among 
our former students again. This 
time his arrows have pierced the 
hearts of Mr. Ralph Heisey and Miss 
Sadie Carper. Now they are insepar- 
ably united. They were married 
April T2, at the home of the bride's 
parents in Palmyra. After a wedding 
tour to Atlantic City they went to 
Pottsville, where they will reside. Both 
Mr. and Mrs. Heisey are known by 
many of our readers. "Our College 
Times" extends heartiest congratula- 

Miss Ruth Kilhefner attended the 
wedding of Mr. Heisey and Miss Car- 
per, noted elsewhere. 

Miss Anna Brubaker, a former stu- 
dent, was present at Keystone Liter- 
ary Society Friday, April 20. 


Keystone Society Notes. 

Three cheers for the Keystone Lit- 
erary Society ! The "Dice Box" one of 
the main features of our anniversary 
program of April 13th, brought to us 
an echo of the humor, originality, vig- 
or, and artistic side of our Society ses- 
sions of past and present years. In 
these days we are all talking about 
patriotism and loyalty to our coun- 
try and to other prominent forces. 
Let us think of our Society in this 
light also ; let us give to it our loyal 
support in attendance of its sessions, 
and in the manner of our rendering and 
receiving the programs. The motto 
"Excelcior" has been well chosen. It 
is up to us to constantly remember 
this motto and aim toward a fuller 
realization of its meaning. 

The Society met in public session on 
the evening of March 16, 1917. The 
program was rendered as follows : — 
Music, Piano Solo — "Valse Caprice," 
and "Prelude". Chopin — Florence 
Mover; Referred Question. "Discus- 
sion on the Hershey Chocolate Fac- 
tory. Hershey. Pa." Noah Sullivan ; 
Music, Vocal Solo — "Pilgrim's Chor- 
us," Mary Hiestand ; Debate — "Re- 
solved, That the United States was 
not Justified in Severing Relations 
with Germany." Affirmative speakers 
were Kathryn Burkhart and Melvin 
Shissler; the negative speakers, Ella 
Holsinger and Paul Schwenk; the 
judges Miss Arbegast, Mr. Baugher 
and Mr. John Hershey decided in fav- 
or of the affirmative side ; Music, Pi- 
ano Duet— "Charge of the Uhlans," 
Misses Eshelman and Withers; Reci- 
tation — "The Black Horse," Jennie 

A public meeting of the Society was 
held in Society Hall, Friday evening, 
April 6, 1917. 

The newly elected officers were in- 
augurated as follows— President, Wal- 
ter Landis ; Vice President, Alfred 
Eckroth ; Secretary, Ada Young; Crit- 
ic, Prof. Leiter. 

The program was then opened with 
a song by the Society, after which a 
Recitation entitled "What William 
Henry Did," was given b}^ Ada 
Young; in the Debate "Resolved, That 
it is better for boys to live in the 
country up to the time of their six- 
teenth birthday, than in the city," the 
affirmative side defended by Sallie 
Miller and Jennnie Shope won over 
the negative side taken by Linnie Doh- 
ner and Margaret Oellig; Anna Ruth 
Eshelman then gave a Vocal Solo en- 
titled "The Evening Star;" The Liter- 
ary Echo by Benj. Groff was the clos- 
ing feature of the program. 



Spring has come at last and it has 
brought with it the desire to play in 
the open. The students have re- 
sponded well and have gotten out for 
the spring games. They have taken 
a great interest in the games thus far 
and it appears that their zeal will be 
increased as the season advances. 

The Tennis Association met on the 
4th of April and effected the following 
organization : President, John G. Her- 
shey ; Secretary, Eva Arbegast ; Treas- 
urer, Abel Long. 

Mr. Hershey called the boys to- 
gether on Saturday morning, April 7 
to clean the courts. They were soon 
cleaned and now all of them are taken 
most of the time. 



The Base Ball Association met at 
the call of the president and the fol- 
lowing officers were elected : — Presi- 
dent, Henry G.- Hershey; Manager, 
John F. Graham; Treasurer, Henry 

The President asked the men to re- 
port in order to place the diamond in 
conditi m, which was promptly done. 
We held our first game on Friday 
evening, April 20. The Hershey bro- 

thers opposed each other on the 
mound. H. Hershey had the best end 
of the pitching support thus winning 
the contest by the score of 13-6. 

Rovers 40140022 x— 13 

Blowers 1 o 1 00 1 02 1 — ■ 6 

Struck out by J. Hershey 7; H. 
Hershey 13; Bases on balls, J. Her- 
shey 6; H. Hershey 3. Time of game 
2 hours. Attendance, unknown ; Um- 
pire, Zug. 


The Attitude of the Alumni Toward 
Their Alma Mater. 

I doubt not that at times the question 
comes to those who have charge of 
the work of Elizabethtown College: 
Are our graduates loyal to their Alma 
Mater? It is a fact that the success 
of any institution depends largely up- 
on its graduates. As a rule, I be- 
lieve, that the Alumni of Elizabeth- 
town are just a bit more loyal to their 
Alma Mater than the graduates of 
most institutions. And it is indeed 
proper that we should be. Elizabeth- 
town is only a small school. But as 
such it is doing a great work. It 
reaches out and gathers in young men 
and women that perchance would not 
be reached by any other institution. 
Many of us would likely never have 
seen the inside of a college had it not 
been that the little school on the hill 
found us. It is for this reason es- 
pecially that we are grateful to our Al- 
ma Mater. But she has done more than 
this. She helped most of us to find 
God, and gave us the proper ideals of 

life. Surely the Alumni are not un- 
mindful of what Elizabethtown Col- 
lege has done for them. 

Often are the times when our 
thoughts drift back to our friends on 
College Hill. We long to repay our 
Alme Mater in some tangible way for 
the good we have received. It is im- 
possible for all of us to give sums of 
money, but all of us can speak a kind 
word for the institution. We can 
pray for the success of the work. Fur- 
thermore, we can live lives that will 
reflect with credit upon the institu- 
tion of which we are a part. 

No, the Alumni of Elizabethtown 
College ?re not forgetful of their Alma 
Mater. They want to see its good 
work continue, and are ever willing to 
aid the institution in whatever way 
they can. May Elizabethtown Col- 
lege continue to grow: may she ever 
be true to the puroose for which she 
was founded ; and, may she ever rest 
assured that she has the support and 
best wishes of her Alumni. 

E. G. Diehm, '13 
Juniata College. 




The "M. H. Aerolith" presents a 
i neat cover design for the April num- 
ber. It shows artistic taste. Few pa- 
pers are as accommodating as this one. 
We rather like the idea of combining 
the two languages. We realize that 
vou are undoub tedly spending: con- 
siderable time in mastering another 
language. The editors must have a 
good working knowledge of the Ger- 
man language in order to publish ar- 
ticles in German. 

We notice in the April issue of the 
"Oak Leaves" the question, "Do you 
like the Oak Leaves? Tells us what 
would cause you to like it better." In 
answer to your question, we would 
say, "We do like the 'Ook Leaves,' 
but we would like your paper better 
if it had an Exchange Department. 
We and others should be glad to hear 
what you have to say about other pa- 
pers." "No man can live for himself." 
No nation can live to itself. This 
was proved by nations like China. It 
died partly on account of not coming 
in contact with other nations. It had 
no Exchange Department. No school 
paner should withhold all its superior 
ideas about a magazine. It should ex- 
change ideas. This is why we think 
a department for this purpose ought 
to be established. 

"The Dickinsonian" is a strong pa- 
per. We are pleased to notice your 
April 1 2th issue, dedicated to the 
"Weaker sex." Of course, they are the 
stronger "sex." according to statistics. 

The program published "Meeting 
for Missions." seems very interesting. 
This cives an index as to religious 
activities in your school. It makes us 
feel at home and happy to see "Stu- 
dent Volunteer Band Conducted a 
Service." We wish you much success 

Elizabethtown College Summer School 

There will be courses conducted in 
Physics and Chemistry starting June 
4th and continuing for four weeks. 
There is a strong demand for these 
courses on the part of a few who are 
preparing for the Teachers' Perman- 
ent Certificate. It would be an excel- 
lent plan for those who are planning to 
get through their courses as soon as 
possible, to take in these four weeks 
and then stay over for the regular six 
weeks' Summer School. 

The courses in Physics and Chemis- 
try are usually considered t^ be real 
heavy but they will be made as practi- 
cal and helpful as possible. The 
weather and atmospheric conditions in 
the month of June are almost ideal. 
The hot weather usually does not set 
in until August.. If there are any stu- 
dents enrolled at present at the College 
who would like to enter these courses 
on June 4 they may be able to get 
through their present courses in time 
to enter the Physics and Chemistry 

In case there are any who are pre- 
paring for College or planning to finish 
a course already started, the work of 
these four weeks will enable individ- 
uals to get the required credit for 
their respective courses. This is your 
chance to see what you can do in a 
short period of time. 

The Summer School proner will 
o T ^en on July 2 and continue six weeks. 
Many inquiries of prosoective students 
indicate a larger attendance this year 
than usual. 

Three regular members of the facul- 
tv have charge of the class work. 
Courses will be offered in Mathemat- 
ics, Latin. German, Pedagogy. Eng- 
lish. History, Voice Culture, etc. 

Excellent facilities will be offered to 
teachers who wish to complete courses 
of study to prepare for College. Tui- 
tion for common school studies will be 
ten dollars and for college preparatory 
and recnlar college course studies fif- 
teen dollars. Write or ask for special 
circular divine detailed information. 



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£>putur Number 


Elizabethtowx, Pa., June, 1917 

The Present Summons 

No. 9 


The Class of 1917 of Elizabethtown 
Colleg is her answer to the world's 
call for leadership in church and state. 
As representatives of a Christian Col- 
lege, weighty responsibilities will 
await you. You enter the arena of 
life in a world crisis. How will you 
meet it? How will you answer the 
call to duty? 

Elizabethtown College expects each 
member of this graduating class to 
face the future with Christian forti- 

tude, willingly lending a helping hand 
to every noble cause and cheerfully 
undertaking the strenuous task of 
making a grand life. Dare to stand 
for the Right unflinchingly ! Be truth- 
lovers and truth-seekers always ! Keep 
your conscience clear and your record 
clean ! Be loyal to the ideals of your 
Alma Mater ! May high purposes and 
useful deeds crown a long and event- 
ful life for each one! 

D. C. Reber. 


Charles A. Abele, Elizabethtown, Pa. 

Eva Violet Arbegast. 
"Eva," "Arby." 

Keystone Literary Society ; Secre- 
tary of Class ; Pres. of Audubon So- 

This dark eyed and shrewd little 
girl hails from the town of Mechanics- 
burg where she was graduated from 
the High School in 191 5. The follow- 
ing fall she appeared at Elizabethtown 
College for the purpose of furthering 
her education. She has very success- 
fully completed the English Scientific 

Although "Arby" is one of the small- 
est girls in our class, she is not the 
least in skill and ability for she suc- 
cessfully accomplishes whatever she 
undertakes. She is able to adapt her- 
self to any line of work. As a tennis 
player she is perhaps the best of the 
girls on the Hill. 

Favorite expression— "I'm that there 

Favorite pastime— Playing tennis. 

Charles A. Abele. 

Keystone Society. 

The hero of this sketch first saw 
the light of day in Reading. Pa., seven- 
teen years ago. Moved to Elizabeth- 
town and attended the Public Schools 
of the same place until he decided that 
Elizabethtown College was a better 
place to prepare for life. The two 
years that "Doc" spent here were giv- 
en to hard work and he has very suc- 
cessfully finished the English Scien- 
tific Course. His numerous contribu- 
tions to the "College Times" demon- 
strate the fact that he is a man of no 
small ability. His chief delight is to 
get the "angora" of the other students. 
He is extremely optimistic and his aim 
in life is to be a Chemical Engineer. 

Favorite pastime — Reading "maga- 

Matrimonial prospects — Thus far he 
has developed no tendency along that 
line. But you never can tell. 

Eva Violet Arbegast, Mechanicsburg, Pa. 


Charles Abba Baugher, Lineboro, Md. 

Mildred Ida Bonebrake. 

This jolly young lass was graduat- 
ed from "Waynesboro High School in 
1916. This was "Mugs" first year at 
Elizabethtown, during which she has 
successfully completed the Commer- 
cial Course. 

"Muffs" has always been a jolly 
good girls and delights especially in 
teasing others. Her weak point is in 
being unable to resist the temptation 
of straying beyond the campus limits 
on beautiful Sunday afternoons. 

"Mugs" is Prof. Ober's and Dr. 
Reber's secretary. 

Favorite expressions — "Sam Hill," 
"Ten Eighty." 

Favorite pastime — Feeds. 

Matrimonial prospects — Bright, but 
no special hurry. 

Favorite song — "Call Me Up Some 
Rainv Afternoon." 

Chcrles Abba Baughei. 
"A. C," "Baugher." 

Pres. of Class ; Homerian Literary 
Society; Pres. of Volunteer Band. 

How shall we be able to portray to 
you this young man whose motto is 
"He can who thinks he can !" Mr. 
Baugher thinks he can, therefore he 
can. After having been graduated 
from the Glenville High School and 
teaching school two years he was at- 
tracted to Elizabethtown by tales of 
what college can do for a person. Nor 
was he disappointed. For here he be- 
came a leader. He is completing the 
Pedagogical Course this year. "A. 
C." is fond of getting mail especially 
those weekly letters frotn Montgom- 
ery County. He enjoys writing ora- 
tions and recently captured second 
prize in the Homerial Oratorical Con- 
test. We will hear more of this gent- 
leman in the future. 

Mildred Ida Bonebrake, Waynesboro, Pa. 



Inez Evangeline Byers, Mechanicsburg, Pa. 

Clarence Miller Ebersole 

Keystone Society ; Capt. of Senior 
Basket Ball Team. 

After having exhausted the know- 
ledge of his teachers in his home 
school, he was filled with the ambition 
to do greater things. Having been 
persuaded to enter Elizabethtown Col- 
lege in view of attaining a higher de- 
gree of learning; he made his appear- 
ance at this institution three years ago. 
His career here has been one of suc- 
cessive triumphs, ending for the pres- 
ent with high honors in the comple- 
tion of the English Scientific Course. 
He excelled as an orator and debater. 
Not only did he show his ability in his 
classes, but also as a basket ball play- 
er. Clarence is a very genial chap and 
is loved by all. His success as a 
teacher is a certainty.. 

Favorite expression — "Ah, me!" 

Favorite pastimes— Eating Ice 
Cream, Shooting Rats.. 

Inez Evangeline Byers. 

Keystone Literary Society ; Secre- 
tary of Volunteer Band. 

This young lady hails from fair 
Cumberland Valley and she speaks 
well for it. She came here after com- 
pleting her Junior year in the Mechan- 
icsburg High School and is finishing 
the College Preparatory Course. She is 
a faithful worker at Stevens' Hill Sun- 
day School. Inez likes to work when 
she works and play when she plays. 
Sewing, painting and botanizing are 
her great delights. Her strong points 
are originality and literary talent. We 
predict a life of useful service in some 
mission field for Inez. 

Clarence M. Ebersole, Elizabethtown, Pa. 



Ada H. Eby, East Petersburg, Pa. 

Verda Emma Eckert. 

Keystone Society. 

Verda is one of those unquiet, 
restless sort of girls who is always 
laughing or smiling at. others or at her 
self. She is seldom seen to remain 
quiet for more than a minute unless 
when sleeping and even then her room 
mate complains of her restlessness. 

She was graduated from Robesonia 
High School in '15, with honors, from 
whence she appeared at Elizabeth- 
town to resume her education along 
the line of teaching. Miss Eckert has 
done splendid work throughout the 
two years at Elizabethtown and has 
very successfully finished the English 
Scientific course. Her ability as a 
teacher portends decided success. 

Favorite expression — "O, shoot." 

Favorite pastime — Playing tennis 
with a young Junior. . 

Matrimonial prospects— very bright 

Ada H. Eby. 

Senior Basket Ball Team. 

The inspiration of her parents and of 
several Elizabethtown students in her 
home town led Ada to come to Eliza- 
bethtown and take up some definite 
course. She decided to persue the 
Commercial Course and has worked 
here two years very faithfully, so 
much so, that she has successfully 
completed the course desired. 

Miss Eby loves company and at 
school is always seen walking or talk- 
ing with some one. 

Ada is also skillful at playing bas- 
ket ball and has starred in the Junior 
and Senior games. 

Favorite expression — "Who's afraid 
of her." 

Favorite pastime — Teasing Miss 

Matrimonial prospects — Rather 

Verda Emma Eckert, Robesoria, Pa. 



Anna Ruth Eshelman, Elizabethtown, Pa. 

Benjamin Engle Groff. 
"Big Ben," "Shorty." 

Keystone Literary Society. 

After having- been graduated from 
the Elizabethtown High School in '15, 
"Ben" was persuaded to attend Eliza- 
bethtown College for the purpose of 
more thorough preparation. He has 
completed the College Preparatory 
Course with a high grade. 

"Big Ben" is the Goliath of our class 
and College being six feet two and a 
half inches tall and weighing one hun- 
dred and eighty pounds. Although he 
is a powerful, big fellow, "Ben" has a 
very gentle and soothing disposition. 
He has never been seen angry. Lit- 
erature and Mathematics are "Ben's" 

He is also a skillful Basket Ball 
player, having jumped centre for the 
victorious Seniors. 

Favorite expression— "Curses," "O, 
Go On Now." 

Matrimonial prospects — Hard to tell 

Anna Ruth Eshelman. 
"Anna Rus." 

Keystone Literary Society ; Senior 
Basket Ball Team. 

Another of our faithful day students 
is Anna Ruth. She came to school 
through all sorts of 'weather. Of 
course she was glad to do it, even 
though she had to bring her lantern to 
light her way to the 7:00 o'clock Phy- 
sics Class. She, too, was graduated 
from Elizabethtown High School '15, 
completing College Preparatory 
Course here this year. She is a tal- 
ented musician. Anna Ruth is a good 
cure for the "blues ' for she is always 
cheerful. We predict for her a com- 
fortable home some where in this vi- 

Favorite expression — "Oh, don't 
mind that." 

Favorite occupation — Singing 

Most striking characteristic — Grin- 
ning when everyone else is serious. 

Benjamin Engle Groff, Elizabethtown, Pa. 


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John Frederick Graham, Brownstown, Pa. 

Henry Groff Hershey. 
"Hen," "Henny." 

Treas. of Class ;Homerian Literary 
Society; Senior Basket Ball Team. 

What would the class of 17 have 
done without "Hen," committee man, 
decorator, treasurer, best tennis play- 
er and what not? He came here in 
the fall of 1914 and has become almost 
a necessity around the place. He is 
completing the College Preparatory 
course this year. His skill in basket 
ball, tennis and base ball has made 
him a valuable asset to the school. 
"Hen" is full of fun but he can work 
hard and it is not difficult to predict 
that he will make his mark in the 

Favorite expression — "Now, get 

Greatest delight — "To tease, tease, 

Favorite song — "I Love a Lassie." 

Matrimonial (prospects — "Middlin'." 

Favorite pastime — To go walking. 

John Frederick Graham. 
"Jack," "Senator." 

Homerian Society ; V. Pres. of Sen- 
ior Class ; Manager of Base Ball Asso. ; 
Volunteer Band. 

This ambitious young man after 
being graduated from West Earl H. S. 
in 1912, took up his education further 
at Elizabethtown with the view of 
teaching. Having taught successful- 
ly for a year in Lancaster County, he 
returned to Elizabethtown in the fall 
term of 1916 to complete the Pedagogi- 
cal Course,, which course he has com- 
pleted successfully. 

Jack is also a distinguished orator, 
having recently taken first prize in the 
Homerian Oratorical contest. As a 
debater and public speaker few excel 

Favorite pastime— Studying politics. 

Matrimonial prospects — Still hope. 

Henry Groff Hershey, Lititz, Pa. 



Ruth Naomi Killiefner, Ephrata, Pa. 

John Grove Kuhns. 

Keystone Society. 

This keen-sighted young man start- 
ed his education at the public schools 
in Mount Joy township. 

In the fall term of 191 1 John made 
his first appearance at Elizabethtown 
and has since spent a term or more 
each year consecutively at this place. 
In 1914 he was graduated in. the Eng- 
lish Scientific Course with honors. 
Since then he has taught two years in 
the public schools of Mount Joy town- 
ship. He returned the spring term of 
this year and has very successfully 
completed the Pedagogical Course. 

John is a man of great ability. His 
cleverness along literary lines has put 
him in the front rank of our school 
and Alumni. 

Favorite pastime — Reading and 

Matrimonial prospects — Rather 
good, as he has a regular girl-. 

Ruth Naomi Kilhefner. 

Keystone Literary Society. 

Our Art teacher was graduated 
from Ephrata High School in 1915- 
She entered Elizabethtown College 
the following fall where she has made 
many friends. Her most striking 
characteristic is her love for art. Ruth 
was a student teacher during her 
last year at college, but notwithstand- 
ing the dignity of her office she was 
always ready for a good time. Ruth 
does not like to be teased though. 
She says she expects to teach a year 
or two but what she is going to do 
after that we do not know (?). 

Favorite expression — "Ach, now 

Favorite pastime — Writing letters 
to Browustown. 

Matrimonial prospects — Settled (?). 

John Grove Kuhns, Mount Joy, Pa. 


Walter Leupold Landis, E. Petersburg, Pa. 

David Hunsicker Markey. 
"Davie." "Just David." 
Homerian Literary Society ; Volun- 
teer Band. 

The only way that we can account 
for the success of this gentleman is 
that he has been reared on Lebanon 
County Bologna. Aluminum salesman 
book room man, cook, teacher, — what 
is there that Mr. Markey has not done? 
And he can do all those things well, 
He came to this place the fall of 
1912 and is completing the English 
Scientific Course. Mr. Markey could- 
n't talk English until he was twelve 
rears old so we mav well call him 
"Our Little Dutch Boy." Mr. Mark- 
ey just loves to have fun. "Isn't he 
the limit?" is the way in which we 
may characterize him. But he also 
lias a serious side. He will succeed as 
a divine someday. 

Favorite pastime — Just thinking. 

Matrimonial prospects — "coming 

Walter Leupold Landis. 

Keystone Literary Society; Senior 
Basket Ball Team. 

"Never do to-day what you can put 
off till to-morrow," is Walter's motto. 
But while he is easy going if you get 
his "dutch" up, things happen. Mr. 
Landis is completing the Advanced 
Commercial and Banking Courses. He 
has been here since the winter term of 
1915. Basket ball is his favorite pas- 
time. Among his other accomplish- 
ments are — making oyster soup, cocoa 
etc.,- and teasing at the table. If he 
doesn't succeed as anything else we 
know he will make a splendid cook. 
His health is good even though he has 
become "Leiter." 

Favorite expression — "Come on 
there." "Just how do you mean?" 

Favorite song — "Then It's Any Nice 
Little Girl." 

David Hunsicker Markey, Myerstown, Pa. 



Helen Grace Oellig, Waydesboro, Pa. 

Alice Snyder Reber. 


Keystone Literary Society. 
At the beginning- of winter term 
1914, a little blue-eyed lass from Berks 
County came to College Hill where 
she has been for three years. Here she 
is completing the English Bible 
Course. Her weakness is giggling for 
once Alice starts laughing there is no 
stopping her. Her strong point is in- 
terest in Newville work. But why 
shouldn't she enjoy those long walks, 
with "Just David" hovering near, and 
an ogre of a teacher there too. Alice 
will be successful as a teacher if she 
isn't called on to teach a school of one. 
Favorite expression — "Ach, well." 
Favorite book — "Just David." 
Favorite occupation — Watching for 
the "Son" to rise. 

Favorite song — "When it's Apple 
Butter Time in Berks County." 
Matrimonial prospects — Fair. 

Helen Grace Oellig. 
"Helen Grace." 

Homerian Literary Society ; Volun- 
teer Band. 

Helen Grace is one of those sedate 
girls who acts rather as a balance for 
the rest of us. But then she has had 
several years experience in the school- 
room. She is completing the English 
Scientific Course this year. Her at- 
tachment for children is shown by her 
friendship with the Myer babies. Hel- 
en likes to eat and one rarely goes to 
her room without her saying "have a 
pretzel." Helen will become a famous 
pedagogue someday but she will never 
forget her Alma Mater and the class 
of '17. 

Favorite expression — "Oh, child." 

Favorite pastime — Writing a week- 
ly gazette to Mont Alto. 

Greatest need — A mileage book. 

Alice Snyder R.eber, Centreport, Pa. 


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Lydia Lois Withers,, Elizabethtown, Pa. 

Grant Earl Weaver. 



Homerian Literary 
Basket Ball Team. 

Mr. Weaver hails from Somerset 
County went to school in Huntingdon 
and Lancaster Counties, but he thinks 
Cumberland County beats them all. 
Why? Because his room mate lives 
there, of course (?) Mr. Weaver came 
to Elizabethtown in the fall of 1914 
and has been here ever since. He is 
completing the English Scientific 
Course. Mr. Weaver likes to make re- 
pairs ( ?) play basket ball and make 
speeches. However, he is destined to 
be a farmer, and we may expect in a 
few years to hear of him as a success- 
ful farmer. 

Favorite expression — "You're a poor 

Favorite song — "There's a long, 
long trail." 

Strong point — Arguing. 

Lydia Lois Withers. 

"Didge" is one of our faithful day 
students. After being graduated from 
Elizabethtown High School '15 she 
came to college, completing the Col- 
lege Preparatory Course this year. 
Athletics are her avocation, physics 
problems her aversion, and music her 
hobby. Beside her ability to sing 
she plays the violin and cello. W T hile 
Lydia is the smallest in our class she 
is by no means the least for when she 
takes hold of a think it goes. We pre- 
dict a brilliant career for Miss Withers 
in what ever activity she may engage- 
Favorite expression — "Well, that 
gets me." 

Favorite occupation — Automobiling: 
Favorite song— "He'd Have to Get 
Under, to Fix Up His Automobile." 

Grant Earl Weaver, Windber, Pa. 


Ada Gibble Young, East Petersburg, Pa. 

Ada Gibble Young. 

This grave maiden also hails from 
East Petersburg. She had a taste of 
boarding school life before, having 
spent two years at Millersville in pre- 
paration for teaching. After teaching 
successfully f r a year she decideed to 
come to Elizabe'htown for further pre- 
paration. She has worthily completed 
the English Scientific Course. > 

Miss Young boasts of the fact that 
she will never be called old, as she 
may become one hundred Vears of age 
and still be called "Young." Suppose 
some fortunate youth succeeds in win- 
ning her heart, then what? O, well !, 
Shell be quite willing to allow an ad- 
dition to her name provided she may 
retain Young as a middle name. 

Favorite expression — "Girls, do be 

Favorite pastime — Playing tennis. 

Matrimonial prospects — Very good, 
provided that things go right. 

Jacob Herr Gingrich. 

Homerian Literary Society; Volun- 
teer ijt'. 

This keen-eyed man from Lebanon 
County is an honor" ti the Class of '17. 
He has been a student at Bethany 
Bible School, as well as completing the 
Pedagogical Course at this institution 
with the Class of '15. This year he 
is completing the Classical Course. 
The last year of his work was perform- 
ed at North Manchester where he was 
popular because of his wit and humor 
as evidenced in "Oak Leaves." Opti- 
mistic, aopreciative, he is a pretty good 
sort. "We will hear of Mr. Gingrich in 
the mission field before long. 

Jacob Herr Gingrich, Lebanon, Pa. 



The Realm of Man's Power. 

A. C. Baugher. 

When God placed Adam and Eve 
in the Garden of Eden He command- 
ed them to conquer and subdue it; to 
have dominion over the fish of the 
sea. over the fowls of the air and 
every living' thing that movevth upon 
the earth. He blessed them with 
every herb bearing seed, and every 
tree in which is the fruit of a tree 
yielding seed to them it was given for 
meat. "And to every beast of the earth, 
and to every fowl of the air. and to 
every thing that creepeth upon the 
earth, wherein there is life, I have 
given every green herb for meat." 
Man was to be conqueror over all. 
Him, God endowed with power to be- 
come the master and soverign of 
things which God had made. 

In primitive life man was strugg- 
ling with nature and its laws. He was 
restricted in ohysical freedom as the 
animals of the field. Nothing yielded 
to make him happy. He had to con- 
tend with the elements as though they 
were his most bitter enemies. Dis- 
tance and time were the ever present 
obstacles to hinder his development. 
In the midst of this was placed an en- 
dowed being with the power to stand 
up in the godlike attitude of a man, to 
lift his face to the stars, man crowned 
king of nature, blessed with the facul- 
ty of beholding the glory of night and 
exclaiming "The heavens declare the 
glory of God and the firmament show- 
eth his handiwork," truly man has a 

destiny before him vast as eternity 
and large as infinity. 

As civilization advanced man- be 
gan to use his powers; he burst the 
trammels which impeded his progress, 
what were once his most bitter ene- 
mies are now his best friends. The 
whole earth is now under contribution 
to bring to him comfort and happiness. 
The forces that once enslaved him, 
now set him free and serve at his bid- 
ding. He has subdued the cold of 
winter and the heat of summer. He 
adapts himself to any place or cli- 
mate. He changes a Canada to a Cal- 
cutta ; a desert country to a land which 
flows with milk and honey. He bids 
the uttermost parts of the earth to 
minister unto him and it is done. The 
lightning which once threatened his 
destruction is now his faithful ser- 
vant. It carries for him messages of 
weight and trust, of hate and love ; of 
war and peace. The ocean, once a 
great barrier to life, is now the great 
highway of exchange. The realm of 
man's power is enlarging as the con- 
centric circles on a lake caused by the 
drop of a pebble. With his powers he 
calls for the luxury and ease of the 
multiform blessings of the earth, and 
the North and the South, the East and 
the West, and all the lands beyond 
the sea, pour their riches at his feet. 
The microscope and the telescope 
came to his limited vision and reveal- 
ed the miracles of hidden worlds. The 



wireless telephone and telegraphy have 
completely annihilated distance. 

But this is not the extent of man's 
realm. There is bestowed upon him 
a power to change the lives of a na- 
tion ; to sway an audience by a single 
sentence; to bring tears into the eyes 
of every youth of the land; or even to 
raise a country to arms at a minutes 
notice. Again, there are those who 
can give a smile or a kind word that 
will cheer a heart and paint a life with 
heavenly beauty that shall not find its 
end in eternity. This power of per- 
sonality is so broad and so grand that 
heaven alone withholds its joy and 
blessing. It is like a little stream that 
rises in the beautiful hills of Pennsyl- 
vania, whose water is not enough to 
cool the parched tongued of an ox, 
but which finds its way down through 
the fertile plains of the Ohio river 
valley then dies away into magnifi- 
cent Mississippi, only to reach the 
sea unnoticed. But the effect of the 
river entering the ocean will keep on 
until the angel of time shall set his 
right foot on sea and his left foot on 
the land and declare that time shall 
be no more. So personality in the 
realm of man's power shall keep, on 

When God made man, the master- 
piece of his creation "He breathed 
into his nostrils the breath of life and 
he became a living soul." His plane 
of life is much higher than all other 
creation. He can lift his head above 
the vaporous clouds of the earth and 
breathe a diviner air. In the lower 
animals direction is present, but no 
self-direction ; conscious but no self- 

consciousness ; instinct but no reason- 
ing. In man alone do we find, in the 
strict sense, self-activity. Man alone 
can set up ideals and then reach them. 
He has the power by which he can 
ever draw nearer and nearer to his 
Maker. God put in man's realm a frag- 
ment of the absolute. In this we can 
truly say with Sir William 'Hamilton 
"In the world there is nothig great 
but man, in man there is nothing 
mind" let us yet add in mind there is 
nothing great but God. Our posi- 
tion "just a little lower than the en- 
gels gives us the capability of develop- 
ment till our mind is in heaven, 
though our feet still cling to the clay. 
We must set high our standards 
"and with firm tread and fearless eye, 
press steadily onward." Steadily on- 
ward against the destroying hosts of 
Satan. Allow yourself to steal a 
neighbor's goods and your soul will 
reap the reward. Kill your brother 
and you murder your heavenly self. 
The thought that you now think will 
clothe your soul for the day of judg- 

It behooves us to think on things 
which are pure, true, lovely, things 
which are for the edification of the 
soul. It is our sacred opportunity and 
duty to develop our minds, the great- 
est power of man. Let us take off 
our shoes of carnality and debase- 
ment and step upon the highest plane 
in the realm of our power. The 
plane where we can strive for our 
divine and spiritual essence tto assume 
outward form ; on a plane where we 
can learn to see and know God here 
and glorify Him hereafter. 



The Mission of America. 

Eva B. Arbegast. 

In the dark and dreary days of our 
struggle for Independence there sang 
a patriot in clarion notes, "These are 
the times that try men's souls." To- 
day in this malestrom of war our 
minds revert to our ancestors who liv- 
ed during the Revolutionary and Civil 
Wars and we ask the question, "How 
did they endure such trying times?" 
Our forefathers lived in a strenuous 
age indeed, but was there ever a time 
in which men's souls were tried as 
they are to-day? When the immortal 
souls of men are imperiled by the god 
of war, it is imperative that God's high- 
est creation be not mere weaklings but 
stalwart men. On all sides we hear 
the cry "Our Civilization is toppling, 
yea about to fall." In this terrible 
world crisis, in this awful carnage, we 
are forced to ask, "Is our civilization 
only a thin veneer? Are we really 
savages at heart?" We have in some 
respects reverted toward barbarism for 
when a supposedly civilized nation re- 
verts to brute force it reflects on its 
enlightenment. This is to be regret- 
ted, but as we look into the future and 
think of what will occur if nations per- 
sist in following their military pro- 
grams, we see a great opportunity for 
some Nation to be a leader in the 
cause of peace, and perform a benefi- 
cent mission to a maddened world. 

A few years ago we cried, "There 
never can be such a thing as a world 
war. We are on too high a plane of 

living for that." But was our cry 
true? No, it was a mere figment of 
optimistic pacifism. We said we 
would prevent war by establishing en- 
ormous armies, and maintaining for- 
midable navies. Never in the history 
of nations did we have such extensive 
armaments and at this hour we are 
experiencing the biggest navy craze 
the world has ever felt. But do these 
things bring peace? Never! Multi- 
plying the number of battleships does 
not insure peace. Every new dread- 
naught is a wedge between nations, 
furnishes a new occasion for friction 
and drives them farther and farther 
apart. The legacy which our great 
Master Teacher gave us in the memor- 
able words, "Peace I leave with you, 
my peace I give unto you," has been 
set at naught, has fallen into disrepute. 
It has been disregarded by the nations 
whose reason is clouded and whose 
vision is faded. They are not follow- 
ing the Prince of Peace but the God of 
War. The Prince of Peace has told 
them to forgive men their sins, to 
overcome evil with good, to do as they 
would be done by. The God of War 
of these principles whistpers "folly" 
and sends millions to their knees to 
ask that their arms may prosper. The 
Prince of Peace has told men to love 
their enemies to do good to those that 
despitefully use them, but the God of 
War brands peacemakers as traitors 
to their fellows, and declares that only 



through war peace may reign. If we 
would heed the Prince of Peace, if we 
would believe that all evil could be 
conquered with Love— fearless, greed- 
lees, selfless,, — Love that links man to 
man and casts down nationality, class 
and race, then might we shine in the 
galaxy of nations as the sun in the fir- 
mament and gladden the world with 
celestial beams of cheer. This is the 
true mission of America as she faces 
the shell-raked forests and the fields 
of blood-stained Europe. 

Indeed, friends, our glorious repub- 
lic should lead in the establishment of 
universal peace. Until four hundred 
years ago our country was a virgin 
land— an untravelled continent, and 
when it was brought within the reach 
of civilization it was with a lofty pur- 
pose in view. Because in this conti- 
nent was to be developed a society and 
a government based on the brother- 
hood of man. the almighty left the mis- 
sion of establishing world peace to the 
United State of America. Who knows 
whether America in a time like this 
has not appeared for this supreme 
task of all the ages. Such days in the 
history of a nation are few for Lowell 
sagely sings : 

"Once to every man and nation comes 

the moment to decide 
In the strife of truth and falsehood for 

the good or evil side." 

Friends, have we who proclaim the 
brotherhood of man in work, in busi- 
ness, in the school room, — have we 
chosen our present course wisely? 

Not only because our nation is bas- 
ed on the brotherhood of man, but also 
because the great American race is 
composed of the people of the whole 
earth, we should lead in the endeavors 

to secure world peace. But we must 
remember that the only peace which 
will endure is a peace in which the 
equality of nations is recognized. May 
we ever remember that in an enduring 
peace disputes must be submitted to 
impartial tribunes. May we retnem- 
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can only be temporary and disappoint- 
ing. Since our opportunity for estab- 
lishing world peace is so gerat our 
responsibility is proportionately great. 
If we do not take the initiative in se- 
curing world peace, what will our ans- 
wer be to Almight God who has plac- 
ed upon us this responsibility. 

Will our blessed America with her 
hundred million people, her cosmo- 
politan population, her unequalled re- 
sources, her free government, her wide 
popular knowledge, her sons gathered 
from all races and linked to each other 
by ties of affection, — will she, the most 
loyal in her devotion to the Christ of 
Galilee assume this responsibility? 
Will she hear the song of the Bethle- 
hem angels and be fitted as the leader 
in the great cause of peace? Will she 
be chronicled in history as a nation 
that lost her opportunity or will she 
stand as the chosen instrument in pro- 
curing the infinite blessings of peace? 
God grant that our folly shall not 
transfer the leadership in the great 
cause of Universal Peace from the 
United States of America to any other 

Before this ideal state of world peace 
can be attained the nations of the 
earth must be regenerated through the 
last weapon — Perfect Love. When 
men have unfolded the legacy of the 
Prince of Peace from the deepest re- 
cesses of their heart — then and then 



only are they in a fit condition to lead 
others into peace. Are we going to 
fulfill this mission? Oh, United 
States of America, hear the children's 
prayers, give ear to the Christian's 
plea, see the mother hearts as they ap- 
peal to you to lead them into God's 
path of peace. 

Oh, America! See the women of 
war-stricken Europe holding out im- 
ploring hands to you. Oh Citizens of 
America, listen to the cry for peace 
that comes to you. Put on the armour 

of light. Run the course of peace 
fearlessly, untrammeled by the snare 
of darkness, shielded only by faith 
in God and thy fellows. America, ful- 
fill thy mission ! and then when thou 
hast executed this divine commission, 
when all the nations shall be gathered 
around the great white throne, thou 
blessed America, shalt be clothed in 
celestial raiment while a voice in sol- 
emn tones proclaims, "America, thou 
hast fulfilled thy mission." 

The Touch of the Master Hand. 

Helen G. OelUg. 

From generation to generation 
there has been handed down paint- 
ings of every description. Many of 
these receive from us but a pass- 
ing glance. Were we to study them 
they would mean nothing to us. 
There are some which at a cursory 
glance reveal little but which upon 
more intent study inspire a feeling of 
admiration and awe. Such is the Sis- 
tine Madonna. More and more as we 
look into the beautiful face of the 
mother and her babe do we realize that 
Raphael had a message for the world 
and that it was thru the medium of 
brush and paint that he chose to in- 
terpret that message. The painting 
represents hours of patient and tedious 
work on the part of the artist. It was 
necessary to call to his command all 
the technical knowledge he possessed. 
In addition, Raphael put his soul into 

the work and the result is a picture by 
all the world proclaimed a masterpiece. 
Many of the other pictures we have 
seen likely required just as much work, 
the colors were as carefully blended 
but they have failed to speak to us as 
Raphael's Madonna. This class of art- 
ists has failed to give to the world the 
artist's vision. "What is it that consti- 
tutes the difference? 

Again, we have listened to music- 
ians who have held us entranced. As 
the clear chords came from the instru- 
ment they swelled in perfect harmony 
with our very being. Our hearts com- 
prehended the message. We have 
listened to other musicians whose 
music had no power to reach our 
hearts. Their instruments may have 
been chosen with care. They may 
have studied under the greatest artist 
of their time and have obtained all the 



technical knowledge pertaining to their 
art, yet they seemed to lack the one 
essential — the power to touch men's 
souls. What is it that makes the dif- 
ference? In talking of painting and 
music we so often speak of the master 
painter and the master musician. It 
is the master artist alone who can give 
soul thrilling messages thru his pic- 
tures. It is the master musician only 
who can express the emotions of his 
soul thru the violin. Who then is the 
master? He who has a large vision, 
he who has the technical knowledge 
needful to interpret his vision to the 
world, he who has the practical exper- 
ience necessary to convey his message 
in a soul thrilling manner, he is the 

The world wants masters, not only 
In the fields of painting and music but 
in every avenue of endeaver. In all 
the annals of history there never was 
a time, as now, when men were needed 
who have well defined visions and the 
-ability to interpret them. Now, as 
never before, there are opportunities 
to become masters not only in the fine 
arts but also in the world of business, 
medicine, law, pedagogy, theology and 
<every avenue of life. 

If we would make life a success we 
must be masters in our vocations. We 
-must desire and aim to become mast- 
ers. Not because to be a master means 
riches and honor, not because it brings 
Tame, but because we have a life to 
live ; because for each life there is a 
definite purpose for which it has been 
Tx>rn into the world. Each one of us 
has a part to play in the work of the 
world. Each one of us has a message 
to give to humanity at large. We 
must, therefore, choose the vocation 

thru which we can best give our mes- 
sage. In whatever trade, profession, 
or business we engage we should aim 
to be masters. 

We can do this only by having a 
vision of life's work. It is the man 
with a vision who accomplishes some- 
thing. What was it that made men 
great in the past? It was a great vis- 
ion and constancy in purpose. We 
must, therefore, have a large vision 
linked to a uniformity of purpose. Al- 
exander had a vision of a conquered 
world; Bell, of the telephone; Edison 
of the electtric light ; Abraham Lin- 
coln, of an emancipated race ; David 
Livingstone, of a Christianized Afri- 
ca ; Jesus Christ, of a saved people. 
We must direct all our talents toward 
interpreting our vision to the world 
if we would be masters. 

A vision of our message is not suf- 
ficient. We must have the technical 
knowledge necessary for its convey- 
ance. An artist must spend years in 
acquiring the essential training and 
must study under the best artists un- 
til his soul is thrilled with the mes- 
sage of his life. In any calling what- 
soever, a vision must be followed by 
acquiring the needful technical know- 
ledge pertaining to the profession. 

However, knowledge alone does not 
insure success. A painters first pic- 
ture is not his masterpiece for a mas- 
terpiece is not the work of a moment. 
Into it he must put the best that is in 
him. A young lawyer seldom wins 
his first case. A doctor is not regard- 
ed a success upon leaving the medical 
school. It is only after years of effi- 
cient service at the bedside that he is 
pronounced a master in his profession. 
While a vision of service may lead us 


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to a certain vocation and while the 
necessary technical knowledge may 
have been gained by years of study, 
y r et without practical expe/ience we 
lack the power to make our life's work 
the effective means of conveying our 
message to the world. Without prac- 
tice we lack the power to touch our 
work with the master hand. We may 
possess these three essentials and yet 
not be able to speak to the hearts of 
men. The musician is not able to put 
that element which thrills us into his 
music until some experience has awak- 
ened the deep emotions of his soul. It 
is only after our own souls have been 
thrilled and touched that we can touch 

What, then, constitutes the differ- 

ence between Raphael's Madonna and 
the many other pictures we have seen? 
What makes the difference between 
soul stirring music and the mere dis- 
play of technical skill? It is the touch 
of the master hand. It is acquired by 
a large vision, a possession of technic- 
al knowledge, and a soul awakening 
experience. We should seek a vision 
of our life's work. We should obtain 
all the necessary technical knowledge 
pertaining to the profession of our 
choice. We should use every soul 
thrilling experience that comes into 
our lives in acquiring the touch of the 
master hand. Let us so touch flife 
with the hand of the master that it can 
in truth be said of us we lived a life 
that was really worth while. 




Anna Ruth Eshelman. 

Today, when men are in a mad rush 
for the almighty dollar and when the 
entire phenomenon of life is moving 
at such a rapid rate, few of us stop to 
realize the real worth of our surround- 
ings. In other words we do not prop- 
erly appreciate those things with which 
we daily come in touch. But what is 
appreciation? Appreciation is a just 
valuation or estimate of worth, a re- 
cognition of excellence. There are 
so many things which look big to us 
after which we are striving that we 
fail to see many of the minor things 
in life. Yet these are the elements 
which beautify and enrich our lives 
if we but appreciate them. 

In the first place we do not properly 
appreciate the value of the opportuni- 
ties about us. The happy man recog- 
nizes the opportunities of today and 
knows that there will be blessings for 
the morrow. Some people live either 
in the past, thinking only of what they 
have already accomplished, or in the 
future, continually dreaming of the 
wonderful things which are to happen. 
They forget the golden opportunities 
of today. On this point let us accept 
the Master's teaching: "'Take there- 
fore no thought for the morrow, for 
the morrow shall take thought for the 
things of itself." Is it not true that 
when a millionaire has attained success 
in the eyes of the world he is discon- 
tented? He is ruler of his millions 
and yet he longs for the days of the 

past when he free from care roamed 
in the peaceful meadows and by the 
gurgling brook. Without wealth he 
was free as a bird but with his for- 
tune he is hemmed in by the worri- 
ment of property. Money then consti- 
tuted his one goal and his idea of hap- 
piness. He failed to recognize the 
wealth of life that was his on all sides. 
Y\ hat a sacrifice some men have made 
to obtain fame. It is not the great 
things which happen once in a life- 
time that really constitute life. The 
things which make life worth while 
are simply the everyday events which 
we fail to note at their face value. YVe 
take so many things as a matter of 
course and only when they cease to 
exist do we miss them and see what 
they would have meant to us. We 
should learn to be contented but not 
satisfied. Epictetus, when asked, 
'"Who is the rich man," replied, "He 
who is content." This does not mean, 
however, that we should fold our 
hands and become negligent and dis- 
interested in life. It means that we 
should be contented with the present 
day and yet in addition we should 
have our standard of ideals and our 
ambitions. In the strong desire to be- 
come and to do something we often 
overlook and disregard casual events. 

The person who receives most from 
life is he who does not expect every- 
thing to be perfect. He finds a plea- 
sant surprise when he realizes how 



nearly perfect some things are and 
how much pure gold is to be obtained 
therein. Our friends are human and 
weak and yet what a heart of pure 
gold we find beneath the rough ex- 
terior when they quietly share our 
burdens with us. Of course we need 
ideals and dreams of what the universe 
should be, yet that forms a secondary 
part of life. Such ideals will aid us 
in dreamy hours to feel sad at times, 
but it is disgraceful to allow this dis- 
position to gain control over us. Rath- 
er make these comfortless moments 
stepping stones to success and to the 
building of true character. 

Appreciation implies an impartial 
recognition of true worth. Do we not 
behold the mote that is in our broth- 
er's eye, when we ourselves have 
beams in our own eyes? Surely then 
we cannot properly value our neigh- 
bor's character. When the man who 
works by our side receives a promo- 
tion, do we tell our friends that he 
did not deserve it or do we encourage 
and help him? Our reward will be 
according to our service. There are 
many chords which if touched by the 
hand of love would vibrate once more. 
Many talents are hid in a napkin be- 
cause no one has ever shown an inter- 
est. Let us help our neighbors, yes, 
let us befriend even our enemies. 
These are our opportunities. Do we 
appreciate them? 

Do we properly value our friends? 
Often we hear ourselves speaking 
rudely of our neighbors and enlarging 
on their faults until it would seem as 
if nothing good were left. What a 
greater achievement to laud the des- 
pised and reveal the good that is in 
them. If there is someone in our 

midst who does not move in the upper 
circle and whose views do not coin- 
cide with ours, let us lend him a help- 
ing hand instead of pointing the finger 
of scorn at him. Give him a chance. 
We know not under what conditions 
he is laboring. Perhaps in the same 
position we would do worse. The 
best of us has so many faults that we 
cannot with propriety criticize others. 

We should always look for the best. 
There is always a bright side. Why 
do we not appreciate the joy received 
from being an optimist? Why is it 
that some trudge along the road see- 
ing nothing but dust, ditches and 
stones, while others pass the same 
way continually exalting and exclaim- 
ing with delight at the wonders of this 
great world? Let us appreciate the 
joy that is afforded us receiving our 
lessons in the school of life from the 
greatest of all teachers. 

To be happy we need not have new 
surroundings but a new regard for 
and a keener interest in them. We 
do not have to secure a host of new 
things but we need to appreciate and 
use those which are about us. Many 
people labor through a day and at 
evening seem to appreciate nothing 
but the cold, hard coin they have 
earned. There are many pleasant 
things which outweigh sorrow if we 
maintain a proper attitude toward 
them. The song of the bird which 
awakens us in the morning, the sun 
appearing ' in the east, the pearly 
drops of dew on the grass, the flowers, 
the leaves and trees— all these are 
blessings of Nature meant for our ne- 
joyment. Who is not carried far from 
toil and care when he hears the happy 
voices of children, or beholds the set- 



ting sun, or sees the mother rocking 
her baby to rest at twilight and feels 
the peaceful repose settling over all 
the world. Nature has given us much 
harmony. Why do we fail to appreci- 
ate her works? 

The people who receive least from 
life are those with narrow views. 
Their horizons are very limited. If 
they would learn to appreciate just 
the things in their circle, their horizons 
would gradually widen and as a re- 
sult their views would be extended. 
They would never be discontented for 
they would continually be discovering 
something new. They would learn 
how much real joy there is in life. 

We need not own things to enjoy 
them. As we walk along the street 
can we not enjoy the lawn or cozy 
home of another in place of envying 
him. All the world is ours to appre- 
ciate. It is not a change of environ- 
ment which would make us happier 
but a changed attitude toward our sur- 
roundings. Epictetus said : "If any 
be unhappy let him remember that he 
is unhappy by reason of himself alone. 
For God hath made all men to enjoy 
felicity and constancy of good." 

Probably one of the things which 
we appreciate least is time. We pass 
through life once and that journey is 
a short one. We receive from life 
what we have put into it. If nothing 
pleases us surely we will never be 
truly happy. People about to leave 
this world have longed for one more 
moment of time. Why? Because 
they did not appreciate their oppor- 

tunities. They put off what they 
should have done and as a result the 
work remained undone. Moments are 
jewels which form a crown and ac- 
cording to the work done in those mo- 
ments, so will the jewels in the 
crown glisten and sparkle. Therefore, 
let us take new hope and let us re- 
new our vigor. The result will be our 

Many of us fail to appreciate our 
homes. Let us not take our homes 
as a matter of course and as a place to 
carry our burdens and disappointments 
and expect all good in return. Home 
is the place to smile and do little deeds 
of kindness. If we do our p?rt in 
making it cheerful, when life is over we 
need not regret past conduct and long, 
yes. frantically long to mend the brok- 
en chain. Whittier says: "Of all sad 
words of tongue or pen. The saddest 
are these 'it might have been'. " O 
may this not be our lot. Let us appre- 
ciate our home. Let us do our part 
in making it happy and bright. 

If we gratefully value the little 
things which enrich and beautify life; 
if we properly estimate our opportuni- 
ties : if we recognize the true worth of 
our homes, and in short if we are loy- 
al servants in making the world hap- 
pier and better, we shall have record- 
ed in heaven the marks of our appre- 
ciation and we shall be compensated 
for all eternity by the welcome voice 
of our Master: 

"Thou hast been faithful in a few 

I will make thee ruler over many." 


The Romance of Reality. 

Verda E. Eckert 


Truth is stranger than fiction. If 
all the appliances of rhetorical art 
were set to the work of writing his- 
tory and biography, depicting every 
point as one would in writing a novel, 
the truth would be just as interesting. 

The cmestion arises : Do all people 
want the truth known. Strange to 
say, they do not. Outwardly, to the 
world, they seem rich and powerful. 
They are esteemed as honorable, but 
inwardly they are conscious of the 
fact that they are not what they ap- 
pear to be. Their real self is ficti- 
tious. If their inner nature would be 
known how little they would feel. 
The real man, the man with a sterling 
character has nothing to fear. In 
times like these the world especially 
needs such men. men who cling to the 
right, who cherish the truth. It has 
no use for those who pander to public 
favor. It wants men who make duty 
and truth their goal. It wants men 
who go straight to their mark, turn- 
ing neither to the right nor to the 
left, even though a paradise might 
tempt them. 

If a man shows that there is some- 
thing within him that bribery cannot 
touch, that influence cannot buy, 
something he would give his life for if 
necessary, no recommendation is need- 
ed. The truth is his recommendation. 
The young man who starts out with 
the resolution to make character his 
capital is assured of success; he can- 

not fail. Would that all men were 
doing this. Is it not strange that in 
this age men will do anything to gain 
honor. They will cheat and be un- 
truthful if they see it might bring them 
honor. To drift along with the crowd 
is easy. Is it not strange that men 
will follow a ficticious course even to 
the point of their own destruction? 
Why are our prisons filled? Is it be- 
cause of honesty and truthfulness? If 
in any course of action a man loses 
his character his power is gone. With- 
out character he will never accomp- 
lish anything really great. He must 
hold fast to honesty and to the truth. 
It is that which inspires him to take 
a new hold on life and will to be some- 
thing. If he does not cling to honesty, 
to the truth, he cannot even believe in 
himself. He is ever conscious of the 
fact that he is occupying a false posi- 
tion. This consciousness of not being 
genuine, robs a man of his power, 
mars his character, and destroys his 
self-confidence and self-respect. To 
be a man in reality he must retain his 
self reliance and self respect. 

Young men today too often under- 
estimate character. They seem to 
emphasize what people call smartness, 
shrewdness and long-headedness. 
They apparently discount honesty and 
noble character. Yet why is it that 
some business concerns, yes, many of 
them, pay large sums of money to use 
the name of a man who has been dead 



over half a century? It is because 
there is power in that name, because 
there is character behind it and be- 
cause it stands for reliability and 
square dealing. 

There are many young people today 
without a puroose. To such real man- 
hood should be emphasized as a pat- 
tern. These should be enforced to 
read the inspiring stories of men and 
women who have done something in 
the world. It is the truth that will 
implant character in the lives of our 
youth. Truth will train the child to 
master self and go onward. Children 
cannot help living in some degree the 
lives of the heroes constantly held be- 
fore their minds. The question arises: 
Whose lives should they study? 
Those most helpful to the average 
youth are not the life stories of men 
who have startled the world, like Na- 
poleon, Cromwell, or Julius Caesar. 
These dazzle most boys. They ad- 
mire such, but do not feel that they 
can imitate them. They like to read 
of their lives but do not get the bene- 
fit from these that they would from 
those who have not startled the 
world so much. It is the triumph of 
ordinary ability that is most helpful 
as an inspiration. The life of Lincoln 
has been an infinitely greater inspira- 
tion to the world than the life of Jul- 
ius Caesar. Why is it? It is because 
he possessed ordinary ability. What 
he has clone more men could do if 
they would but try. 

The lives of these will be a const- 
ant spur to ambition. They make us 
hungry to do something worth while 
ourselves. There is nothing which 
will spur us on to do our best like the 
romance of achievement. It behoov- 

es us to seek out the most admirable 
qualities found in the lives of different 
great people. From this it is neces- 
sary for us to create our ideal charac- 
ter after which to mould our lives. In 
time to come we will be surprised how 
our lives have grown, how our charac- 
ter has been strengthened. To be 
real men and women we must above 
all have character. J. G. Holland 
says, "Character must stand behind 
and back up everything." No matter 
what we attempt, everything is worth- 
less without character. 

Another writer says, "Character is 
power — is influence ; it makes friends ; 
creates funds, draws patronage and 
support, and opens a sure way to 
wealth, honor, and happiness." Hence 
we see character is the real thing, in- 
deed it is power, it is what enables us 
to do really great things. It is not 
fiction. It is the genuine thing 
which we should strive with our might 
to obtain. However, we cannot get 
it in a short time. A well rounded 
character is the result of years of pa- 
tient well-doing. The ' sculptor pa- 
tiently chips the rough marble little 
by little, until finally the perfected 
form rewards his tireless effort. In 
the same manner each one of us carves 
out his own moral likeness. Every 
day. however little it seems to be, we 
add something to our work. Our 
thoughts and our habits all help in 
fashioning character. If our habits 
are born of love, piety and truth, or if 
they are habits of untruth, passion and 
hatred, it matters not which they are 
They all silently mould our likeness, 
until at length we have the finished 
product. So long as life lasts with its 
joy and sorrow, its opportunities for 



good or evil, so long our characters 
are being shaped and fixed. Thinking 
noble thoughts is one of the essentials 
of character building. Did you ever 
know a person who has set his heart to 
do and think the right and nothing 
else in all attempts? How soon the 
very expression on his face seems to 
imply strength. Such singleness of 
thought accords with the sentiment of 
Carlyle : "Thy life is no idle dream 
but a solemn reality. It is thine own ; 
it is all thou hast to front eternity 
with. Work then like a star unhast- 
ing 3-et unresting/' 

The romance of youth, the pictures 
of fancy, the charm of fiction too often 
fade away when we wake from our 
dream and open our eyes to the hard 
facts <>f life; but if we follow with 
unswerving faith the guidance of 
worthy examples set before us, if we 
steadfastly seek after gnuineness and 
integrity, truth, honor, and nobility of 
soul, we shall behold before us an en- 
chanted land, whose fields of eternal 
spring will fill our bosoms with the 
highest joy and rapture; it will be the 
romance of reality. 



Silent Influences. 

Lydia L. Withers. 

The Greeks are said to have been a 
most artistic people due to their beau- 
tiful natural environment. Our poets 
have also become artists to a large ex- 
tent because of their surroundings. It 
therefore behooves us to make our- 
selves receptive to the silent influences 
of our surroundings. For whether we 
look on one side or the other we are 
met by some form of nature by which 
we are influenced unawares. And as 
we mingle with society in the same 
maner we unconsciously receive its 

Let us look about us for a moment. 
Nature greets us as it buds and bursts 
forth into bloom in the spring of the 
year. We cannot help feeling a cer- 
tain awe as we look upon the seeming- 
ly lifeless trees as they swell their 
buds. Nature in all of its many and 
wonderful forms fills us with a vigor 
and strength which we can only feel 
when we come into close contact with 
it in the spring. YVe are thrilled when 
we behold the clear babbling brook as 
it flows, now calmly, and rather noisily 
over pebbles and stones in its winging 
course through verdant meadows and 
leafy forests. 

Here we are filled with reverence. 
We feel the nearness of our Creator as 
we stand gazing upon the tall pines 
and sturdy oaks with the clear blue 
sky above them. It is not astonishing 
to think that our forefathers used the 
forests and groves as their temples. 

They realized the greatness of pur 
heavenly Father. They felt that they 
could approach Him better in the 
groves than in sanctuaries. In the 
forest where we are close to nature 
we can commune with God to a better 
advantage than at any other place. 
Here we are made to feel that God is 

All these things are beautiful -in 
spring but as we approach autumn we 
are even more deeply touched by the 
silent influence of nature. The leaves 
begin to drop and a feeling of melan- 
choly possesses us. But we are glad- 
ened by the many colors with which 
God has dressed Nature, through 
which the power of our omnipotent 
Father is again revealed to us. 

Not one day passes but that we can 
see the wonders of God displayed. In 
the sun-rises and sun-sets, which are 
especially beautiful in the spring and 
fall of the year, we see His hand. The 
sun as it daily makes its way through 
the sky in* 1 - *ees man and gives life 
and str . , to plants and animals. 
E ven wnen the sky is not clear there 
is wonderful power portrayed in the' 
clouds. Again look at the sky on a 
bright starlight night or when full 
moon is approaching and you will be 
amazed at the magnificence. 

Moreover we are influenced by our 
companions. We cannot associate 
with any person without becoming a 
part of him and without making him 



a part of ourselves. 

We are not always influenced for 
the better. The evil traits of a per- 
son may not stand out prominently 
yet we are brought under his influence 
If we continually associate with peo- 
ple who do not have strong characters 
we will become weak and thus influ- 
ence others in the same way. We 
should therefore aim to have noble 
companions. We cannot help but be 
aided on our road upward if we ming- 
le with people who have high ideals. 
The silent influence of such associa- 
tes makes easy the attainment of our 
own ideals. 

Moreover to a great extent are we 
influenced by our teachers who in- 
struct us daily. Ae we enter the class 
room day after day we feel the charac- 
teristics and personalities of our teach- 
ers. Why is it we would rather go to 
one class than another? Is it because 
we are more fond of that one subject? 
It is to a certain extent but if the 
teacher has a pleasing magnetic per- 
sonality we will unconsciously be aid- 
ed to forget our dislike for the subject. 

Furthermore, a school in its entirety 
wields an influence over us of which 
we are not conscious. The influence of 
a Christian institution for gpod is un- 
limited. In such a schocj , je con- 
stantly surrounded by a reli^, ous at- 
mosphere. We canot realize to the 
fullest extent what the daily chapel 
exercises of our own school have 
meant to us. They have silently ligh- 
tened our moral and spiritual stand- 

Just as the influence of a Christtian 
school affects our characters, so does 
the church wield a mighty influence 
upon our lives by its silent teachings. 

We feel a reverence when we enter 
the house of God which we do not feel 
in any other place. If we do not re- 
strain the spirit we will unconsciously 
be prepared upon entering the church 
to approach God. Here we learn to 
respect ourselves and our fellowmen. 
People, in this age of the world when 
every one is striving to obtain riches 
and high rank, are likely to forget to 
respect others and to revere their God. 
But let them come into the presence of 
God and they will be morally and 
spiritually uplifted. 

Lastly, the silent influence of the 
home, an institution of love, cannot 
be over estimated. The love of a 
mother for her children is incompar- 
able. Yet homes are so different. In 
some all are filled with love for one 
another. As a result even a stranger 
feels at home immediately. Other 
homes by their very atmosphere are 
repulsive to the casual visitor. The 
influence of such homes, is destructive 
in its effect. The home if it is the 
right kind is the best place to implant 
high ideals in the mind of the child 
not so much by its conscious teachings 
but especially through the silent in- 
fluence which it daily wields. 

Since we are thus unconsciously af- 
fected by all rbout us we should strive 
to get the fullest inspirations from 
the beauties of nature, to associate 
with the best companions and to form 
such habits as will bring us day by 
day nearer to our ideals and so like the 
silent influences which have moulded 
us, silently but surely approach the 
moral and spiritual perfection which 
assures us victory here and a crown 





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Editorial Committee 

Helen G. Oellig, Chairman. 
Clarence Ebersole. 
Anna R. Eshleman. 
Prof. R. W. S^hlosser. 

Literary Dept Helen G. Oelli 

Social Dept... ! Lydia Withers 
I David Markey 
Athletic Dept Jo hn F. Graham 

Religious Dept . ' Alice Reber 

( G. E. Weaver 

Commercial Dept. 

f Clarence Ebersole 
\ Walter Landis 

Editorial Dept I A. C. Baugher 

[ B. E. Groff 

Portrait Dept / Eva V. Arbegast 

(. Henry G. Hershey 

Miscellaneous Dept.. 

Inez Byers 
Verda Eckert 
Ann a R. Eshleman 



D. H. Markey, Chairman. 
Charles A. Abele. 
Lydia Withers. 

J. F. Graham, Chairman. 
Henry Hershey. 
Ruth Kilhefner. 
Eva Arbegast. 

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"Our Class" 

Early in the fall of 1916, a number 
of happy • boys and girls met in 
"Room A*', for the purpose of or- 
ganization. They elected their of- 
ficers then adjourned. 

Throughout the year wc have had 
many meetings. Whenever a meet- 
ing was called a hearty response was 
given. The regular duties that fall 
on seninrs. did not fail to make their 
impression on us. All the work that 
we undertook, we endeavored to dis- 
pose of in a business-like way. 
During the year we tried to emphasize 
the importance of unity and loyalty. 
Everyone worked hard but with a will- 
ing and cheerful spirit. Those on 
committees did their work in a C3m- 
mendable way. 

It was not the aim of the class of 
1917 to manifest the amount of class 
spirit which is so prevalent in many 
colleges. Our class took the stand of 

an eldest son or daughter in the 
family. The faculty was to us as a 
parent : and the other classes were 
as brothers and sisters. Placing our- 
selves on this basis we found no room 
or time for a spirit of rivalry and 
emulation. Many classes spend their 
best time and talent in- combating 
with "class spirit". By evading this 
unnecessary and unwise manifestation 
of intellectual advancement we found 
more time to devote to things worth 
while. At no time did we endeavor 
to impress on anyone the feeling of 
superiority. It would have been con- 
sidered a grave offense for anyone to 
try to break our school family. We 
were under the impression that to 
prepare for special and uplifting work, 
we must learn while at school, the 
value and importance of friendship 
and co-operation. To this end have 
all labored earnestly throughout the 
vear. A. C. Baugher. 



Our Teachers. 

The teachers of a school determine 
to a large degree the success of the 
students that are graduated from it. 
Of course there are always a few 
students who idle away their time and 
who get through on a very narrow 
margin. It is to be remembered that 
a student will get out just what he 
puts into school work and no more; 
that school life presents the same 
problems that will confront him when 
he faces the world and that his success 
as a student is in a large measure a 
forecast of his success in after life. 

The teachers of Elizabethtown Col- 
lege are confronted with problems 
which instructors of most other 
schools do not experience. Situated in 
the heart of an agricultural district, its 
student body is made up largely of 
young men and women from the farm. 
It requires skill and patience to 
mould such students into polished 
ladies and gentlemen. But it is worth 
while. Who knows? Perhaps there 
is a second Garfield or a second 
Lincoln among them, for the majority 
of great men came from the farm. If 
this hidden genius is to be revealed 
the work will fall largely upon the 
teachers, for the student's mind is in 
the plastic state and is very susceptible 
to impressions. The teachers of 
Elizabethtown College have succeeded 
admirably. The percentage of fail- 
ures graduated from Elizabethtown 
College is very low. 

However, there are some young men 
who attend college who have such a 
rebellious spirit, such a disregard for 

their fellow students and who practice 
vicious habits as smoking and often 
times imbibing intoxicating liquors. 
A few such students have drifted into 
Elizabethtown College. The teachers 
do all in their power to lead such 
students aright. They have frequent- 
ly inspired such students to lead better 
lives and have moulded them into true 
ladies and gentlemen They have re- 
turned to their respective communities 
and won the respect of - their com- 

The teachers give sufficient op- 
portunity for both sexes to mingle, but 
few students attempt to take advantage 
of the teachers by clandestine meet- 
ings. They then censure the teachers 
as being narrow-minded and bigoted. 
A criticism which is very unjust. 

Our teachers are the epitome of ef- 
ficiency. They represent the training 
received in such institutions as Co- 
lumbia University, New York Uni- 
versity, University of Pennsylvania, 
Franklin and Marshall, Ursinus, and 
other colleges of high standing. They 
are all well trained and inspire the 
students to emulate their achieve- 
ments. They have always shown a 
willingness to cooperate with the 
classes when organized. The relation 
between the Class of 1917 and the 
teachers was never strained. They 
were always ready to assist and ad- 
vise us in any matter which was too 
deep or weighty for us to handle. 

Their time was not only devoted to 
the students, but they rendered ser- 
vice to the surrounding country. Dr. 








Reber and Prof. Meyer are known 
for their Bible Institute work, Prof. 
Schlosser for his evangelistic work 
and Prof. Ober for his temperance 
work. Thus we see the reason for 
the success of the graduates of Eliza- 
bethtown College. The Class of 1917 
will leave school with a heart full of 
gratitude to the teachers for their un- 
tiring efforts in behalf of the class. 

Benjamin Engle Groff. 

"Non Sibi sed Omnibus." 

Every class naturally tries to have 
a motto which harmonizes with their 
ideals. We .-.elected our motto by 
ballot. Everyone could express their 
aim in coming to this institution, and 
as it stands the majority have ex- 
pressed their desire to serve. "Not for 
ourselves but for all is the aim of our 
coming to this institution", can be 
said by the members of the class of 
191 7. We thought that the adapted 
poem would express our ideals of life. 

We live for those who love us, 
Whose, hearts are kind and true, 

For the heaven that smiles above us, 
And awaits our spirit, too, 

For the human ties that bind us, 

For the task by God assigned us, 

For the bright hopes left behind us, 
And the good that we can do. 

We live to learn their storj 
Who've suffered for our sake, 

To emulate their glory, 
And follow in their wake; 

Bards, patriots, martyrs, sages, 

The noble of all ages. 

Whose deeds crowd history's pages 
And Time's great volume make. 

We live to hold communion 

With all that is divine, 
To feel there is a union 

'Twixt Nature's heart and mine, 
To profit by affliction, 
Reap truths from fields of fiction, 
Grow wiser from conviction 

And fullfill each grand design. 

We live to hail that season, 

By gifted minds foretold, 
When men shall rule by reason, 

And not alone by gold; 
When man to man united. 
And every wrong thing righted. 
The wljole world shall be lighted 

As Eden was of old. 

We live for those who love us. 
For those who know us true, 
For the Heaven that smiles above us, 

And awaits our spirits too; 
For the cause that lacks assistance, 
For the wrong that needs resistance, 
For the future in the distance, 
And the good that we can do. 

A. C. Baugher. 



Social Department 

On St. Patrick's Day (Sat. March 
i/< l 9 1 /) tne ^ e »ior class entertained 
the student body and faculty in Music 
Hall. The social was called a "Pig 
Partv'* because the pig predominated 
in the contests of the evening. The 
Hall was decorated beautifully. There 
was a star of penants in the middle of 
the ceiling and penants were hung 
around on the walls. The floor was 
covered with small rugs and a table 
was set in the centre. 

As the guests entered the room 
each one was given a number of 
beans. After all were assembled the 
fun began. Each one was to see how 
many beans he could obtain within 
five minutes by asking such questions 
as would require the answer "yes" or 
"no". At the end of five minutes the 
beans were counted and Prof, and Mrs. 
Via won the prize. When this was 
finished each person was given a 
piece of paper and told to tear a pig 
from it. Miss Laura Hess being the 
sewing teacher and accustomed to 
cutting patterns had the best pig when 
the contest was over. The next con- 
test was also a pig contest. Each one 
blindfolded was to try to pin a tail 
on a pig. Mr. Abel Long getting the 
tail nearest the proper place received 
the prize. 

After these contests were ended 
shamrocks with hats were handed to 
the ladies and shamrocks with pipes 
to the gentlemen. These were all 
numbered and the ones having the 
same number were a couple. Re- 
freshments were then served which 

consisted of green jello, punch, and 
tokens. A\ "hile the refreshments were 
served our president. Mr. Baugher 
presided as toastmaster. 

After the social the committee and 
several of the other seniors went to 
the kitchen with Miss Brenisoltz to 
wash the dishes. Mr. Landis wanted 
to pour the punch away but was glad 
to help to drink it when the dishes 
were washed. As we were sitting 
around the table one of the boys made 
a noise and Miss Brenisoltz thought 
it was a mouse and jumped on a chair 
and all the rest of us screamed. We 
then retired. 

The seniors decided at one of their 
class meetings to render an Arbor Day 
program on Friday, April 13, 1917. A 
committee was appointed to arrange 
a program and choose what kind of 
a tree should be planted. The catalpa 
tree was chosen. A committee was 
appointed to decorate the hall. On 
Thursday afternoon the committee 
went to Tea Hill for laurel and flowers. 
They spent a pleasant afternoon in 
the woods and on the way back they 
got a small sapling to plant because 
the catalpa tree had not arrived. 
When they arrived at school they 
found that they had left a hatchet in 
the woods and the next afternoon they 
went back for it. Early on Friday 
morning the committee began work 
in the Hall. They put a large laurel 
wreath on the wall back of the plat- 
form and at each end of the platform 
and across the top there w r as stretched 
a wire netting covered with laurel. 



The platform had the appearance of 
a porch. After dinner all was ready, 
the bouquets and chairs were all in 

A\ hen it was time for the program 
to begin the seniors came wandering 
in. Some were talking of the war and 
affairs of state and some of the ladies 
were doing fancy work. Soon the 
president came in and every thing 
else ceased, and began his address. 
After this address Miss Eshleman read 
an essay on "Arbor Day". Mr. Eber- 
sole then gave an oration entitled. 
"Beauty and Value of Trees". We 
then listened to a vocal solo by Miss 

Withers. Following this was the 
main address of the afternoon by Dr. 
R. C. Schiedt. A mixed quartet sang 
a song entitled, "Out on the Leafy 
Campus". All who were present then 
gathered around the tree as the seniors 
planted it. Our president gave a short 
address before planting the tree. 
While the president was speaking the 
seniors all seemed to be amused. The 
cause of their amusement was a 
phrase in his speech when he spoke of 
the immortal tree which happened to 
be a sumac. After the tree was plant- 
ed the seniors sang and the meeting 
was adjourned. 



Religious Department. 

We, the Seniors of 1917. feel that 
we have not only accomplished things 
worth while in physical and mental 
training-, although we have not been 
in the background along these lines, 
but feel that we fell in line with the 
true spirit of our college in other fields 
of endeavor as well. We as a class 
feel that we have been loyal to our 
college as well as to our parents in 
making use of the many religious op- 
portunities which were afforded us. 

The Bible Department is represtnt- 
ed in the Class of 1917. by Miss Alice 
Reber of Centreport, Pa. She is be- 
ing graduated from the English Bible 
Course of the school. We as a class 
feel that she will be an efficient work- 
er in the church activities in her home 
community when she returns. Alice 
has been a staunch supporter of the 
religious activities of the school which 
will add to her efficiency for work of 
this kind. Although she expects to 
teach school we feel sure that she will 
be active in church work and we be- 
lieve that her religious influence will 
be a strong factor in moulding the 
characters of her pupils. 

Although we have only one member 
of our class finishing the Bible Course, 
quite a number have been taking some 
Bible work while at school. The ma- 
jority of our class have felt the need of 
religious training and took advantage 
of the opportunities offered them. 
Many have been active in hall prayer- 
meetings which are conducted daily, 
and a large number have been active 
in the mid-week prayer meeting. 

Quite a number of the Seniors show 
their desire to know more about the 
religious activities of the church 
and the teachings of the Master by 
being present at the voluntary reli- 
gious services. Some of our number 
are active in the Sundav morning- con- 

secration services, a few have complet- 
ed the teaching training course and 
several are active teachers in the town 
and out-post Sunday Schools. Four 
of the class are regular teachers in the 
town Sunday School, five have been 
teaching in the Newville Sunday 
School and one at Steven's Hill. 

The missionary activities of the 
Senior Class have also been numerous. 
Most of our class took a great interest 
in the Mission Study Classes, which 
are held regularly every week. Some 
practical work has been done such as 
visiting in homes, where there were 
people who were sick or because of 
some physical debility were unable to 
attend services at the church. 

The Senior Class has also been rep- 
resented in the Volunteer Band of the 
school. Seven of them being active 
workers in the Band. Their interest 
was manifested by their zeal in con- 
secration services, and deputation 

The following program was render- 
ed by the Seniors at the mid-week 
prayermeeting. June 6. 

Leader A. C. Baugher 

Music Audience 

Why have prayer meeting? 

John Graham 
Why should one take part in prayer 

meeting? Inez Byers 


What the mid-week prayer meeting 
has done for me .... Grant Weaver 
Singing as a factor in Christian Wor- 
ship Ada G. Young 

How can I help to increase the spirit 
in the prayer meeting at home? 

Eva Arbegast 

The Bible department of the school 
rendered a program June 2 in which 
our class was represented. 



Miscellaneous Department. 

Dr. A. B. Van Ormer. 

Dr. Van Ormer is a native of Bed- 
ford County. Here he taught school 
in his youth. He was graduated from 
Dickinson College and Seminary. He 
took his Pd. B. degree from New York 
University. As a lecturer at county 
institutes and religious conventions he 
has been very successful. At one 

Dr. A. B. Van Ormnr. 

time he was a member of the faculty 
of Ursinus College. He also served as 
pastor of a Church near Philadelphia, 
as well as of the Shippensburg Luth- 
eran Church. At present he is past- 
or of the Lutheran Church in Altoona. 
Dr. Van Ormer has been here on sev- 
eral previous occasions, but we are 
very glad to have him as the Com- 
mencement orator of the Class of '17. 

Arbor Day. 

Up on the platform at three o'clock 
The Senior's meandered along. 
This was their first to to be upon dock, 
And the audience waited breathlessly 

as if under lock, 
For this was Arbor Day, and in honor 

of the occasion 
Music Hall was bedecked as if for va- 
There were penants, laurel and flow- 
ers too, 
Juite like a summer porch party view. 
Then spoke our President a few words 

of greeting 
After which we proceeded with the 

regular meeting. 
Till to the main address they came, 
When the visitor spoke of the emblem 

of fame 
Which we were about to plant. But 

quite peculiar 
Seemed the fact that some months 

were not very linear. 
For those on the platform a little joke 

Which had been told only to a chosen 

Then out to the campus they departed 
To the chosen spot all of us darted. 
Again spoke our President, of the won- 
derful tree 
Which happened an immortal sumac 

to be, 
All care was taken that the depth 

should be right 
Ere we" covered the roots with Mother 

Earth tight. 
But strange indeed, that on so solemn 

an occasion 
The participants should pay so slight 

an ovation. 
But now ere we finish let us tell you 

the cause 
Of the laughter and of the prolonged 

As is the custon, on the College Hill 


The Senior's each year a tree plant, till 
In the years to come, the campus will 

be covered 
With the trees planted by the children 

the College mothered. 
However, on Arbor Day, nineteen 

No sign of the Seniors' tree had been 

Since theirs was delayed it became 

their lot 
To seek out a tree near the College lot. 
So they sought diligently, till they had 

A little sapling, straight, young and 

So thinking that they the students 

could deceive 
Planted this as if it were the one they 

had received. 
Thus, when all care had been taken to 

plant it aright, 
It caused them to laugh at the queer 

looking sight, 
But the tale is not quite told 
For next week the other came big and 

Then the Seniors dug out the sapling 

and planted this, there 
Just as the twilight was beginning to 

But the Juniors quite naturally in for 

For the college hose determined to 

Alas ! to their misfortune but to our 

The nozzle was missing so they could 

not "duck" 
The worthy classmates who planted 

the tree 
Which now as an emblem of fame you 

may see. 

Class Nursery Rhymes. 

A is for Abele, 

A funy little chap ; 
Never it seems can he 

Get his Geometry down pat. 

B is for Ben, so gallant and tall, 
Fan savs, she loves him all in all. 

C is for Clarence, the Basket Ball star, 
Never misses the goal, though from 

D is for Davy, our little Dutch boy, 
But to Alice he has brought much joy. 

E is for Eby, who studies shorthand, 

and typewriting, 
But her friends at Petersburg, she has 

not been slighting. 

F is for fat, Arby says she is not, 
Since carbon as a reducer she's got. 

G is for Grant, who down in the "Gym" 
Teaches the boys how to get vim. 

H is for Hershey, sometimes in mis- 
A very kind-hearted boy is our belief. 

I is for Inez, an all-around girl 
Just mention Wilson, and her head 
will whirl. 

J is for Jack, our class orator, , 
Who wishes he could see the Cumber- 
land Valley more. 

K is for Kuhns, our studious friend. 
Ever willing a smile to lend. 
L is for Landis and Leiter too, 
For a chat, the Reception Room '11 do. 
M is for Mugs, more genteel Mildred, 
"I can give you outing advice," she 

once said. 
N is for Naomi her first name is Ruth, 
Who at the table sometimes does not 

like to hear the truth. 
O is for Oellig, our editor-in-chief, 
Who daily receives a nice little "brief." 
P is Pious, applies to A. C. B. 
Though with all of us he can agree. 
O is for queer, which none of us are, 
Even if we come from near and far. 
R is for Reber, David's sweet Alice, 
We hope some day she'll live in a 

S is for Shortie more often Arby, 
Who always sees she's in the party. 
T is for the thoughts we think 
While dabbling here, with pen and ink. 
U is for unity, the main factor of our 




Few others, we declare, could us in 
that surpass. 

V is for Verda, our Berks Co. maid, 
The heroine of Sherman's raid. 

W is for Withers, our smallest girl, 
Did you ever see her without a curl?? 

X is a cross we all must bear, 
"Cheer up, do not despair." 

Y is for Young, whom the girls call 

She treats the one just like the other. 

Z is for zealous, a synonymous term, 
For everyone employed in this firm. 


Scene on the Hall. 

Miss Byers — "Are you playing ten- 
nis after supper?" 

Miss Souder— "yes." 
Miss Byers— "So am I." 
Miss Saucier — "Who are you play- 
ing with?" 

Miss Byers — "Wenger." 

Miss Sauder — "Why, so am I. When 
did he ask you?" 

Miss Byers— "Right after breakfast" 
Miss Sauder — "Why, he asked me 
then too. Do you mean you are play- 
ing with Henry." 

Miss Byers— "No, with Ezra." 
Miss Saucier — "Oh, that's all right 

Mr. Graham serving as Critic pro- 
tein in Keystone Literary Society, up- 
on seeing so many femiliar faces, one 
in particular (Miss Burkhart), quite 
absent-mindedly said : 

"We are certainly glad to see so 
many new faces here to-night. We 
are also glad to see the old ones," 
whereupon a thunder of applause 
arose. Quite dumfounded he contin- 
ued, "And we hope you'll come again." 

(She said she would). 

Miss Young, in Etymology, when 
asked to give a derivative meaning a 
little man, replied in a very confident 
tone, "Manlet." 

In Methodology, speaking about 
Civics Dr. Reber asked, "To whom 
must you go for a marriage license?" 

A senior immediately replied, "To 
the coroner." 

o— » 

On Memorial Hall. 

One evening during the winter term 
the boys became weary of their studies 
and decided to have a "feed." The boys 
gathered in Mr. Landis' room and pre- 
pared to make oyster soup. Mr. Her- 
shey went to town for the oysters. 
They then proceeded to fill the largest 
kettles and couldrons with the prepara- 
tion for soup. Fortunately they had 
a recipe book as their right hand as- 
sistant. Mr. Landis acted as head 
chef with Mr. Weaver as his assistant. 
Mr. Ebersole watched the fire and it 
was not long before the mixture was 
boiling and seething. The partici- 
pants then took their spoons and la- 
dels and proceded to eat the soup. Mr. 
Markey acted as toastmaster. But 
strange to say that they had barely 
tasted it when they began to have a 
queer sensation in their digestive sys- 
tem and their mouths foamed. Mr. 
Weaver was the first to complain since 
he had taken the largest helping. 

"Sav fellows," he said, "This does- 
n't taste like the soup my mother 
makes. Why it tastes even worse 
than that celery soup we used to get 
in the College Dining Room." 

"That's what I say," said Mr. Her- 
shev, "we often made it and it never 
tasted like this." 

"Don't you think we ought to call 
Mr. Wenger," said Mr. Ebersole. 
"Probably he can help us in our di- 

By this time all the boys were feel- 



ing very sick and finally agreed that 
Mr. Wenger should be called. 

"Did you follow the reipe?" said Mr. 
Wenger on entering. 

"Why yes, you can see for yourself," 
said Mr. Landis. 

"Yes I see," said Mr. Wenger, 
"Really boys I don't understand. You- 
're sure you didn't put too much soda 
in it." 

"No we didn't have that much to 
waste." said Mr. Markey. 

"Well." said Mr. Wenger, "My opin- 
ion is that you had better call Dr. Ul- 

"I need help," said Mr. Hershey, "I 
can't stand this long." 

Someone summoned Dr. Ulrich by 
'phone and he arrived shortly. 

"Well boys, what seems to be the 
matter, studying too hard? Are you 
sure your cream wasn't too rich?" 

"We didn't use cream," said Mr, 
Landis, "we saw this recipe and 
thought the ingredients were cheap 
and so we used this. We never made 
it like this before." 

"Yes," said Mr. Weaver, "I guess 
we are paying for the cheap ingredi- 

"Let me see that book, said the 
doctor. After reading he exclaimed, 
"Why, no wonder your soup made you 
sick. You'rs not eating soup. This 
receipt says, "How to make SOAP.' " 

Want Column. 

A "Leiter" burden to bear — Walter 

A hose with a nozzle — Juniors. 

A pair of stilts — Lydia Withers. 

More stability on rainy days — Inez 

"Just David"— Alice Reber. 

Another term of Public Speaking — 

More lectures in town — Henry Her- 

A letter from "Safe Home" — Ada 

A green lollo-pop — Eva Arbegast. 

A general (Sherman) of Civil War 
— Verda Eckert. 

A Bible" teacher — David Markey. 

Temperance without putting away 
booze (Booz)— A. C. Baugher. 

A ladder to accompany Miss Myer 
up the scale in Public Speaking — Ben 

An invention of perpetual motion — 
G. E. Weaver. 
A fan — Ben Groff. 

A ride in the "Chevolet"— Ruth 

Letter from Palmyra — Inez Byers. 

A bottle of grin removei — Charles 

A hart from the ancient race of the 
Burke family — John Graham. 


Class Poem. 

Behold this great day of our lives, 
When we as a class must part. 

'Tis sad and hard for us to strive, 
To check the tears as they start. 

When we think that we shall never 
Meet as we have met to-day, 

But, never shall the ties sever, , 
Which we have formed during our 

May we ne'er forget the pleasures 
Mingled with our little cares; 

We may count them all as treasures, 
Giv'n to counteract the tears. 

We were cheerful through each mis- 

Cheerful when refused our trips, 
For brighter days always o'erlap, 

All our little past hardships. 

Although our honorable teachers 
Frowned on us at various times, 



Thought we acted like the Teachers, 
For knowledge slipped through our 

But we cannot all be brilliant 
In the line of knowing books. 

We can't all be equivalent; 

This thought changed our teachers' 

On the whole, of the class we're proud, 
All were faithful in their work. 

Teachers well can proclaim aloud, 
"They were always on the alert.'' 

We can say we all have gathered, 
Little grains to be planted. 

And which will be broadcast scattered, 
Causing good where'er landed. 

Think of how we will be planting. 
Loving deeds for College Hill. 

Everywhere we will be telling, 
Of the wonders which us fill. 

We are a band of true workers ; 

Willing always to do right. 
We ne'er could be called the shirkers. 

For we did all in our might. 

To our most worthy President 
We owe much praise and honor. 

He faced all storms and e'er was rent. 
E'en if others were shunners. 

If in times of gloom and trouble, 

If in fear of divisions, 
"He was staunch and did not ruffle, 

For he saw brighter visions. 

As a worker he was faithful ; 

Willing to give all his aid. 
We all wish him to be cheerful, 

Even with his little maid. 

Our Vice President we implore. 
To next offer words of praise. 

He, the orator, sure to soar, 
As high as his voice will raise. 

Some day he will be a teacher. 

Far and wide he will be heard 
As our lecturer and preacher, 

Causing millions to be stirred. 

Our jolly Secretary true, 
Always cheerful as a lark 

In the darkest times, to be sure 
She will truely make her mark. 

Indeed our splendid class would seem 
Incomplete without this lass. 

For she is a regular beam, 

In the nineteen seventeen class. 

As to our faithful Treasurer 
Mention must of him be made. 

He, a very good manager 

Of all our dues which we paid. 

As a leader of committees 
He was hard to be surpassed. 

He was one who took little tease, 
But did all that he was asked. 

In our class of four and tewenty, 
We expect great things of each. 

Prepared teachers we have plenty 
Who the little minds can teach. 

Of our ministers we proclaim 

Kind words of adoration. 
To promote mankind is their aim, 

Theirs a worthy vocation. 

A future doctor we have one 

Who as student, classmate, friend 

He the respect of each has won 
So to him patronage lend. 

We have among us a banker, 
Stenographers, Bookkeepers, 

Missionaries, and hereafter 

Will be found good housekeepers. 

Since you have heard this I am sure, 
You know we'll a blessing be, 

To our Alma Mater true, 
E'en until Eternity. 

—Ruth N. Kilhefner. 


Prof, in Chemistry class 
kind of an agent is carbon? 

Class — "Reducing." 

Miss Arbegast — "Oh, I'll eat some 

Miss Oellig in Etomology when 
asked to define apiary, replied, "A 
place where apes are kept." 

Miss Arbegast — "May I speak with 
you a minute, Helen?" 

Miss Oellig— "Oh, I really haven't 
time. I must go to the Library and 
shut up." 


Class Song. 

Can we the happy days forget 
We spent on College Hill? 

Those pleasant hours we'll ne'er regret 
When memories our hearts thrill. 

Chorus : 
Then hail, our Alma Mater dear. 

All hail, to thee! 
We strive to keep thy spirit near, 

And ever loyal be. 

We've labored many a weary hour. 

We've tried our best to do. 
We've gotten knowledge, skill, and 

For coming labors new. 

The many lessons we have learned, 
A thirst for truth inspired. 

For greater service we have yearned, 
Our souls for this are fired. 

Then, as we leave the place we love,. 

From vice and ignorance free, 
We'll look for guidance from above 

And labor faithfully. 

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At the last meeting of the 
faculty our members received 

A. C. laugher, B. D., 
David Markey, B. T., 
Clarence Ebersole, B. B. B., 
Alice Reber, G. R., ■ 
Lydia Withers, F. f ., 
Grant Weaver, J. A. T., 
Henry Hershey, B. G. T., 
Eva Arbegast, M. A. T., 
Verda Eckert, M. N., 
'Charles Abele, B. F., 
John Kuhns, M. 'S., 
John Graham, B. P. S. 
Anna EsTielman, M. L. W., 
Inez Byers, M. S. L., 
Walter Landis, M. S. P., 
Ady Eby, B., 
Ben. Groff, B. M., 
Ada Young, M. M., 
Ruth Kilhefner, M. A., 

"Honor Conferring Board" of the 
the following Degrees : 

Bachelor of Discipline 

Biggest Talker 

Bachelor of Basket Ball 

Greatest Reader 

Fastest Talker 

Jack of All Trades 

Bachelor of Good Times 

Master of Assistant Teaching 

Most Nimble 

Bashful Fifteen 

Master of Smiles 

Bachelor of Public Speaking 

Master of Long Walks 

Master of Slumber Land 

Master of Social Privileges 


Biggest Man 

Most Motherly 

- - Master of Art 


The Night of the Social. 

Anna Ruth Eshelman. 

'Twas the night before the social, when all through the nail, 

Was seen not a soul, nor heard yet a call ; 

The delicacies were placed in the office with care, 

In hopes that the cakes soon would be there ; 

The Seniors gathered merrily in Music Hall, 

Awaiting the games, planned for them all. 

Soon "Arby" with her apron and "Shirt" with his tray, 

Brought in the olives, ice cream and tea. 

But woe to the Juniors for the Seniors were stunned, 

That their cakes should be missing as if it were fun. 

While out in the hall, stalked Johnny H., 

To see if the notes were still in their place ; 

Away to his room he flew like a flash, 

For he saw the note after lifting the latch. 

The retiring bell rang, the students adjourned 

Resolved to reap vengeance when the joke they had learned. 

Many were the whispers going to and fro, 

L T ntil Monday at twelve thirty-five ho ! ho ! 

Room A, a confession hall had become,, 

As to our wondering eyes they came one by one, 

First Linnie, then Mary and sure enough John. 

Then the doctor as a judge and the class as a jury," 

Sentenced the trio without much fury, 

For the Juniors desire -was not very rash, 

Since they wished the Seniors to eat cake instead of hash. 

But since affairs did not pan out as they were planned, 

It all became a joke and now it is canned. 



Who's Who. 




Best Looking 

Most Popular 


Most Attractive 

Most Optimistic 

Most Original 

Most Frivolous 

Man Hater 

Most Talkative 

The Baby 

Class Giggler 

Most Absent Minded 


The Tallest 

Best Natured 

Sweetest Singer 

Most Bashful 

Our Preacher to be 

Most Womanly 

Most Manly 

Ben Groff 

David Markey 

Charles Abele 

Ada Young 

Walter Landis 

Clarence Ebersole 

Henry Hershey 

Verda Eckert 

Eva Arbegast 

Mildred Bonebrake 


David Markey 

Ada Eby 

Alice Reber 

Inez Byers 

John Graham 

Ben. Groff 

John Kuhns 

Lydia Withers 

No, not one 

A. C. Baugher 

Helen Oellig 

Ben. Groff 


Commercial Department. 

Today, as never before in the his- 
tory of the world, there is a great cry 
for bookkeepers and stenographers, 
not, however, the self trained, unedu- 
cated, dishonest, unaccurate class, but 
the educated, honest and accurate. 
The day needs the bookkeeper and 
stenographer who knows and under- 
stands bookkeeping, typewriting and 
the other things allied to office prac- 
tice, and puts his time and energy to 
the work. 

A few reasons therefore, for tak- 
ing a commercial course are, first, the 
world's need, the need for more 
learned men along commercial lines 
and transactions. Second, to fulfill 
the need in the best possile way or in 
a credile manner, to know how to keep 
books and records, and to typewrite ac- 
curately. Third, to learn to be neat 
and systematic in work. Fourth, to 
secure a better knowledge of com- 
mercialism, and help to check evil in- 
fluences and dealings. Fifth, to be 
the best bookkeeper, stenographer, or 
accountant to be found. And lastly, 
that which is of interest to almost 
everybody, that is, to secure money 
and earn a livelihood. Doing com- 
mercial work of any kind is no cheap 
paying job, therefore, same people take 
a commercial course to earn more 

But reasons for taking a commercial 
course are not sufficient, a few things 
in pursing one must also be consider- 
ed. First, the place that an individ- 
ual ought to take up such a course. 
Of all the places to pursue a course of 

this nature, we think, Elizabethtown 
College is among the best, for numer- 
ous reasons, a few of which are,— 
First, its small classes; second, indi- 
vidual work, no chance for fraud ; 
third, its methods ; fourth, the time 
spent on preparing the work ; and last- 
ly, the competent teachers which 
Elizabethtown has and has had and 
the direct or close contact of pupil 
and teacher. The school has a com- 
mercial course and productions from 
it that are worth)- of note which you 
will see later. It has made rapid pro- 
gress along commercial lines under 
the influence of such competent teach- 
ers as Prof. Isaac Z. Hackman and 
Prof. Howard Fries of former years 
and Prof. H. A. Via our present com- 
mercial instructor. 

Other things to be considered in 
taking a commercial course, are the 
opportunities which Elizabethtown 
affords in connection with commercial 
work. Elizabethtown as a College 
does not teach commercial work alone 
but gives numerous other opportuni- 
ties. It affords a splendid opportuni- 
ty for training along literary lines, 
and an opportunity for the making of 
an all-around commercial man. 

C. M. E. 

What the Students Are Doing. 
Our class is not so large this year 
as it has been in former years. How- 
ever the students finishing Commer- 
cial Courses have not hurried through 
or given their time to other courses. 
So we feel that they have attained a 



high degree efficiency in their respect- 
ive courses. Mr. Landis, who has 
been in school the greater part of three 
years, is finishing the advanced Com- 
mercial and Bookkeeping courses 
Miss Eby, who has spent two years 
on the Stenographic courses and Miss 
Bonebrake, who came to us last fall 
from the Commercial Department of 
the Waynesboro High School, are fin- 
ishing the Stenographic course. These 
are students that we may well feel 
proud of and expect great things of 
them in the future. 

The graduating class is small in 
number, but it does not represent the 
whole department by any means. 
There are fifteen students working on 
Bookkeeping courses and fourteen on 
the Stenographic courses, besides stu- 
dents doing the bookkeeping required 
in the English courses. 

The classes in Pennmanship have 
been large throughout the greater 
part of the year. Five students' effi- 
ciency diplomas have been issued and 
the prospects are that a number more 
will receive them. \Y. L. L. 

What Our Graduates Are Doing. 

Our graduates are filling various po- 
sitions of trust and responsibility in 
the business world and some hold 
positions under the State Government. 
The department is also represented 
among Commercial teachers in High 
Schools and Colleges. Some have. 
while pursuing their work here, re- 
ceived inspiration to take up higher 

courses at the University. Quite a 
few hold responsible positions in banks 
and all reflect credit upon their Alma 
Mater by their honesty, integrity and 
efficiency. Many of the former stu- 
dents of this department are now keep- 
ing house and in managing their 
homes they find the training received 
here of special value. For where are 
business methods, sound economy and 
wise administration of greater value 
than in the management of the Ameri- 
can home of the twentieth century. 
We can say all this truthfully, but we 
wish it understood that there 
is no matrimonial bureau in connec- 
tion with the Commercial department 
of Elizabethtown College. 

In point of loyalty to their Alma 
Mater the Commercial graduates of 
this institution are second to none in 
any of the other departments of the 
College. And the future may show 
that some of these students have made 
fortunes in the business world, that 
the most substantial support in a fi- 
nancial way will be given to this insti- 
tution, by those who have received 
their business training in this school. 

W. L. L. 

Our President at class meeting in 
case of a tie : "Will you be satisfied 
if I vote?" 

Class (unanimously — "Sure." 

President— "Alright, I'll throw up a 
piece of paper and the blank side will 
be the one that will be elected." 



Athletic Department. 

Athletic Notes. 

Well here are the stars of 1917 
Basket Ball. 

Henry Hershey, F., "Hennie." 
Clarence Ebersole, F., "Capt." 
Benjamin Groff, C, "Ben." 
Grant Weaver, G., "Grantie." 
Walter Landis, G., "Shirt." 
John Graham, Sub C, "Jack." 

A Dialogue. 

The scenes are laid at Mt. Gretna, at 
Sunset Cottage, the retreat of Jack. 
The time is one year after the great 
year of 1917. Jack has gone to his 
retreat for a rest of several days after 
a year at Elizabethtown. 

Jack — Well, well ! I suppose it is 
no use to complain since our school 
days are over and our comrades scat- 
tered. The old times when we took 
part in the games in the little old dark 
gymnasium come back to me. But 
after all those were times I shall never 
forget. Oh, how I long to meet the 
old boys and again have a chat with 
them about the old days we spent to- 
gether in college about the basket ball 
games and our many disputes and dis- 
agreements. But, 'tonight I am blue. 
I wish I could go to see them or have 
them come here soon as I am gettting 
rather lonely, ('phone rings). I be- 
lieve that is the 'phone again. I won- 
der how often it will ring to-night. 
Well, I suppose I must answer as 
there is no one else to do it. (goes to 
'phone) Hello, hel — lo, why don't you 
answer? Who's speaking? Hello 
Hennie, how are you? How I would 

enjoy a chat with you and in fact with 
all the members of the old bunch. 
Things are so lonely here, you couldn't 
arrange to pay me a visit? Do you 
think you could get the fellows to- 
gether? That will be fine. When can 
you come? Oh, all right! everything 
will be in readiness for your visit." 
Scent II. 

Tuesday comes after a full day on 
Monday spent in preparation. Jaqk 
is eagerly awaiting the arrival of his 

Jack — "I have waited a long time 
for these fellows. They ought to be 
here soon. Shirt said that he would' 
be here early as he has been doing no- 
thing for the last two weeks. There 
are footsteps now. It certainly must 
be some of the fellows (a knock at the 
door, Jack opens). Hello Capt, I am 
surely glad to see you. How has the 
world been treating you since last we 

Capt— "I have looked forward to- 
this meeting with much pleasure. The 
time has seemed short since our hap- 
py school days." 

Jack — "Well, Capt, we surely had a 
great Basket Ball team in those days 
and if I am able to judge much of the- 
credit belongs to you." 

(A shout and a quick rush from the- 
outside brings Shirt into the room al- 
most exhausted from his rapid run- 

Capt. — "What's the matter with you 
turning up in this way?" 

Shirt — "Well, I was somewhat slow 
in getting started and I — I— I mis— 



missed the train." 

Capt — "That is natural for you." 

Shirt — "So I thought I would run 

the four miles instead of waiting for 

the next train, but of course I am used 

to that since I have made the track 

at B. R. C." 

Jack— "I know you've got enough 
wind to blow over a haystack." 

Capt. — "But say. where's Henie? 
Did you see anything of him? We've 
been looking for him sometime al- 

Shirt — 'T suppose he's entertaining 
the ladies somewhere. He always was 
a ladies' man." 

Jack— "Well. Capt.. doesn't Shirt 
look as though he could rough it about 
as good as he always could?" 

Capt. — "'Yes. I think so but school 
fellows always were afraid of him. 
Shirt, you know you roughed it with 
those poor little fellows." 

Shirt — "No, I didn't. It was just 
my way of playing and they should 
have got hardened to it." a rap at the 
door. Capt. goes.) 

Capt. — "Well of all things ! Grantie 
and Ben have arrived." 

Shirt — "Take seats gentlemen, and 
tell us about your trip here and how 
you two happened to come together." 

Grantie — "I left home this morning 
for the East. Everything seemed to 
go wrong all day. At Huntingdon 
after a short stop our train started 
again. A man tapped me on the 
shoulder. I started up and here was 
Ben. He told me he was playing 
center on the J. C. team which I heard 
had a very successful season." 

All— "Congratulations, old boy! 
Glad to hear it." 

Capt. — "Fellows, don't you remem- 

ber how that old scout played in the 
first game last year? You know no 
one could stop him. The Juniors call- 
ed him a public menace, at least to the 
welfare of Basket Ball. 

Shirt — "Let me see. didn't he have 
three goals in that first game when 
we swamped the other fellows?" 

Jack — "So my sc:>re book says." 

Grantie— "Such passing I never saw 
in all the big company I played in." 

Shirt — "Thank you for that acknow- 
ledgment. That's what we are." 

Ben — "You fellows flatter me. I 
was never accustomed to such honors 
but where is our friend Hennie?'" 

Grantie — "I would like to see the 
little man." 

Shirt — "Have you heard about his 
latest hobby?" 

Ben — "I hear a machine now." 

Capt. — "I will go and see whether 
it is he. (he shouts.) It is Hennie." 
fall run out.) 

Grantie — "Let me see the old star, 
the victor of many tennis games, the 
agile Basket Ball player, and the 
miniature pitcher." 

Capt. ('leading him in) — "Hail to 
the star of our bunch, the man who 
was not afraid." 

Grantie — "I have only one grudge 
against you. Henie." 

Hennie— "What is that"" 

Shirt— "I think I know." 

Grantie — "You should have been 
licked completely for losing that sec- 
ond game. You remember what a 
great machine we had the first game 
when we beat them 27 — 16 and how 
you by your carelessness and tired 
feeling lost the second by the score of 
21 — 19. You know that. Hen." 

Shirt— "Weren't thev some games. 



'They would have had no show had we 
not good-naturedly given it to them." 

Hennie — "Well, boys, we had some 
captain,*' (looking at Capt.) 

Ben — "Well, you fellows should 
have had me in all the games then you 
would not have lost at anytime." 

Capt. — "Yes, we know that." 

Grantie — "We intended to use you 
in the third and last game." 

Hennie— "Yes, by the way, why was 
there no third game?" 

Capt.— 'Ask Jack." 

Jack — "I guess they were afraid of 
all hard?" 

Shirt — "Afraid of us? Aren't they 

Jack — "That's more than I can say 
for I don't know. I was at Elizabeth- 
town a number of years and I never 
knew a Junior team to refuse the 
Seniors a game. I saw some strong 
Senior teams and I suppose the Jun- 
iors haven't been any different." 

Ben— "Ah, ha! I see." 

Grantie — "What do you see?" 

Ben — "I see that we were the best 
team that ever struck College Hill." 

Hennie — "That's the truth. I knew 
that before jftid they knew it too." 

Grantie — "I didn't like it that they 
refused to play as I wanted another 

Shirt — "But if they were afraid it 
couldn't be helped." 

Capt. — "I am proud of having been 
your captain." 

Ben — "Three cheers to the captain 
and the champions of 1917." 
(All cheer.) 

Scene III. 

They now prepare to go to the din- 

ing room where a lunch has been 

Jack — "Fellows come out to the din- 
ing room for lunch." 

Shirt— "That's the best of it all. 
Come along, fellows." 

Hennie— "Em not hungry. I don't 
care for any eats." 

Shirt — "Ah, come on." 

(They go out, Shirt pulling Hennie 

Hennie — "Do you know, fellows, 
our girls had some team too." 

Grantie — "I know they had." 

Ben— "Well, I know Miss Withers 
could play." 

Hennie— "Yes, but look at Arby. 
She's a great player and besides is 
good at tennis." 

Shirt — "And, then, don't forget Eby. 
She's from East Petersburg, the best 
burg in Lancaster County." 

Capt.— "That was sure some game 
when the ladies known as the 'S' Las- 
sies won by the score 14— 13. That 
was certainly a great fete. I tell you 
some people died hard as expressed 
by one of them. They said they didn't 
want to win. There was a reason. 
They couldn't. Hennie, have you 
played tennis lately?" 

Hennie— "No, I haven't." 

Shirt — "You were one of the best 
players in the school but the place 
where you did yourself most credit 
was on the diamond throwing those 
great drops. You sure were an asset 
to the Senior Class, Hen." 

Grantie — "But you give Ben the 
credit for being a good umpire." 

Shirt — "In fact we're all pretty good 
fellows when it comes to base ball." 










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Spring Term Opens Mar. 26. 1917 
Summer Term Opens July 2, 1917 

For Particulars Address 

D. C. REBER, President, 

Elizabethtown, Pa. * 


ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE — (side view through grove. 

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Elizabethtown, Pa., July, 1917 

No. 10 

Faculty For 19 17-18. 

'i he faculty list in the recent cata- 
logue extends over two pages instead 
of 'Tic as heretofore. 

Xext year's faculty contains seven 
graduates of colleges with the A. B. 
degree of whom five also hold the A. 
M. degree. Several of these are aim- 
ing to obtaining the doctor's degree. 
Prof. J. G. Meyer has been given leave 
of absence to attend Columbia Univer- 
sity where he expects to obtain the 
Ph. D. degree at some future time. 
He is planning large things for Eliza- 
bethtown College in the form of a 
modern science building. See the cut 
of a dream in this issue of Our Col- 
lege Times. Prof. Leiter and he de- 
serve credit for a number of features 
in this number. 

Pmf. Leiter is devoting the summer 
vacation to the pursuit of the science 
of Biology under Dr. R. C. Schiedt of 
Franklin & Marshall College. In due 
course of time he will be awarded the 
A. M. degree from said institution. 
He will continue next year as Profes- 
sor of Latin and Greek. 

At this writing, it is still a question 
whether Prof. Ober will sever his con- 
nection with Elizabethtown College 
and accept the pastorate of the Way- 
nesboro Church of the Brethren. Trus- 

tees, faculty and student body have 
been unanimous in urging him to con- 
tinue his services in the institution to 
which he has devoted fifteen of the 
best years of his life. He fills a large 
place in our faculty, which would be 
difficult to fill should he decide to 
leave our town and community. He' 
was also recently elected assistant 
pastor of the Elizabethtown Church of 
tthe Brethren but his decision is still 

Miss Floy S. Crouthamel of Mont- 
gomery Co., Pa., is the new regular 
member of the faculty next year. She 
was graduated from Elizabethtown 
College in 1910, taught several years 
in the public schools of her native 
count}', and received the A. B. degree 
from Juniata College at the recent 
Commencement. She will teach Ele- 
mentary Rhetoric, College Biology, 
and Public Speaking to Seniors. Be- 
sides, she will teach other studies as 
needs arise. Miss Crouthamel will 
prove a valuable member in our facul- 
ty and a cordial welcome by the de- 
voted workers in Christian education 
on College Hill is extended to her. 

Prof. H. A. Via. Principal of the 
Commercial Department will return 
to Zanerian Art College, Columbus, 


Ohio to continue his studies in Pen- 
manship and Commercial Methods 
during the summer term. He will be 
accordingly better equipped to con- 
duct his classes in Commercial branch- 
es next year. Twelve students in 
Penmanship were awarded certificates 
by Zaner during the past year. 

Mrs. Via is teaching voice culture 
during the summer session at the Col- 
lege and will pursue voice culture in 
Philadelphia under a leading vocalist 
during the summer vacation. 

Professors Harley and Nye are as- 
sisting in the work of the summer 
school and besides are doing their bit 
in promoting agriculture in the vici- 
nity of Elizabethtown College. Both 
will continue in our faculty next year. 
Prof. Harley will teach German, Col- 
lege English, and several classes in 
Mathematics. Prof. Nye will offer a 
course in History for students in the 
Classical course, besides conducting 
classes in Sociology. History and Al- 

Misses Myer and Stauffer spent a 
week about the College after Commen- 
cement and are now enjoying their 
vacation with the home f ilks, writing 
nier students and promoting the 
interests of the College whenever and 
wherever opportunity affords. They 
will continue next year to look after 
the lady students at the College and 
teach in their respective lines. 

Prof. Schlosser is devoting the vaca- 
tion as usual to evangelistic services. 
- to Lake Ridge. X. Y.. York. 
Pa.. Fredericksburg. Lebanon Co., 
and Ephrata t > conduct meetings of 
this kind. Assisted by Miss Stauffer 
he will conduct various classes in 
Bible studv next vear. Also teach 

French and English. Besides he has 
been assigned to teach Arithmetic and 

Miss Brenisholtz will improve the 
summer by continuing her studies in 
Piano at Peabody Conservatory, Bal- 
timore. Md. 

Miss Gertrude Miller will continue 
to have charge of Stenograph}' and 
Physical Culture for the ladies. She 
will be assisted in Stenography, by 
Miss Mildred Bonebrake, a member of 
tthe Class of 1917 at Elizabethtown 
College. Miss Bonebrake besides will 
serve as stenographer to the President 
of the College. 

Miss Ruth Kilhefner will devote her 
entire time promoting the interests 
of the Art Department. She will teach 
Drawing and Painting including China 
Painting. Her ability as an artist may 
be seen in the drawing she made for 
the cut of the future buildings of 
Elizabethtown College in this issue. 

Mr. Baugher will continue to teach 
Geography next year and have charge 
of Physical Culture classes for the 

Miss Laura B. Hess is teaching a 
class in Sewing at present and will 
teach this subject again the coming 

Mr. Ezra \\ "anger will teach a class 
in Algebra besides continuing as hall 
teacher in charge of Memorial Hall. 

Miss Helen G. Oellig. another mem- 
ber of the Class of 1917 will also be 
student-teacher, teaching Orthography 
and Arithmetic. She will also be As- 
sistant Librarian next year. 

Miss Ruth S. Bucher. who was grad- 
uated from the Piano Course of Eliza- 
bethtown College in 1916 w ill teach 
Junior Yocal Music and accompany 


the Chorus Class on the Piano. 

With the above-named corps of 
workers, capable and experienced, 
Elizabethtown College looks forward 
to a prosperous school year. She in- 
vites young men and women to be- 

come students of this strong and effi- 
cient faculty who will bend their ut- 
most energies to the highest welfare 
of every student who matriculates for 
a course of study within her walls. 

A Dream. 

In ten years from now this dream 
wil] have come true if our school keeps 
on growing in favor and usefulness as 
in the past. The work of Elizabeth- 
town College has been prospered and 
richly blessed, so much so that her en- 
rollment and her influence for good 
have been very gratifying to promot- 
ers and patrons alike. Throughout 
the seventeen years past her patron- 
age was practically always beyond 
her equipment. The one great prob- 
lem has constantly been to secure the 
buildings, equipment, and money nec- 
essary to meet with adequacy the de- 
mand made upon the institution. 

Our dream is an anticipation of a 
coming reality, an idea of how the 
growing demands may be adequately 
met, and a pre-notion of how her in- 
fluence and usefulness may be extend- 
ed. There is a great need for a sci- 
ence building, a gymnasium-auditor- 
ium, a library building, a central heat- 
ing plant, and a ladies' building. 

The science building would take 
care of all the science now taught, as 
well as of domestic science, household 
economy, sewing, kindergarten, mus- 
eum, etc. The gymnasium would be 
constructed to accommodate large 
audiences and could be used for all 
the classes in physical culture, — the 

basement being equipped with show- 
er bath and lockers. The library and 
central heating plant would meet a de- 
mand that is apparent to all who are 
acquainted with our present plant. 
The ladies' building would be needed 
for the ladies within the next ten 
years at least. 

According to the dream Alpha Hall 
would be used exclusively for Col- 
lege students, with the Faculty Office, 
President's Private Office, and five 
class rooms on the first floor, and the 
kitchen and enlarged dining room in 
the basement. Memorial Hall would 
be used as a dormitory building for 
gentlemen pursuing elementary cours- 
es with the Chapel and commercial 
class rooms in the same building. The 
new ladies' dormitory building would 
be used as a dormitory hall for ladies 
taking courses below the regular Col- 
lege course, with reception room, so- 
ciety halls, and music rooms on the 
first floor, and the complete laundry in 
the basement. 

With these additional buildings and 
an endowment sufficiently large to 
maintain this enlarged plant as well as 
large enough to meet the state require- 
ments, the future of Elizabethtown 
College would become exceedingly 
promising. We already have a strong 



FUTURE ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE— (Reading from left: Library, Science Hall, 
Gymnasium-Auditorium, Memorial Hall, Al pha Hall, Ladies Dormitory, Heating Plant.) 



and growing faculty headed by Dr. D. 
C. Reber our worthy President. 
Among other encouraging features we 
notice that a large number of friends 
-landing- by our institution. There 
are surrounding- the College several 
wealthy church districts one of which 
has already assumed the responsibility 
of ownership and there are hopes cher- 
ished that the Southern district of 
Pennsylvania will join the Eastern 
district in this ownership. The past 
record and the present attainments are 
remarkable in many respects and the 
future is correspondingly encouraging, 
are hopeful that this dream may 
soon he realized. The Trustees of 
the College are taking steps to send 
.->everal members of the Facultv into 

the field during the Summer and next 
Fall, It may he possible too that the 
Heisey's, the Buch's, and the Gibbet's 
who are holding" their reunions on 
the College campus during the Sum- 
mer Vacations will be agreed to put 
up buildings bearing their respective 
names. This would be a very practi- 
cal and much appreciated step. It 
would be well worth while for any one 
of these large freundschafts to consid- 
er at their business sessions held dur- 
ing" the coming reunions. Should 
each of those who have held or who 
are going to hold their reunions here 
decide to put up a building they 
would be putting" up a lasting monu- 
ment that would go on doing good for 
manv vears to come. 

Motor-Activity Exemplified 

Martha G. Young. 

Alas ! A poor French peasant family 
were in want. They, the Rousseau's, 
hadn't had sufficient food to eat for 
two whole weeks and nobody could 
tell how many weeks these same con- 
ditions would prevail. 

What was the cause of all this dis- 
tress? Indeed the direct cause of this 
condition were the sources of all the 
joy and happiness that ever blessed 
this humble home. The father was 
physically weakk and was there- 
fore unable to work at farming as oth- 
er men did. and possessed a marked 
talent for painting which he nobly 
used as a means to support his family. 

This particular trouble had been 
occasioned by two dear bright little 

boys. Louis and James, who were four- 
year-old twin brothers. 

This is how it happened. One 
bright early autumn day their parents 
were in another part of their cottage 
home speaking to a man who had just 
promised the father to buy a painting 
which the latter had recently 'finished 
and had now showed to the purchas- 
er. The little 'actives" spied the paint 
brushes which their father had been 
using, and were soon gleefully busy 
"helping father," as they thought, us- 
ing paints and brushes on the just 
finished work, which their father, ex- 
cited, with renewed hope, had forgot- 
ten to cover, when he left the room. 

They did not observe correct posi- 



tion at the easel, which, they scramb- 
ling gleefully, were scarcely able to 
reach, or the proper grasp of the 
brushes, nor indeed did they use the 
palette, which they left on the bare 
ground floor, and which still held the 
brushes which they were npt "using." 
Thep put forth especial effort to have 
the colors which they used "as differ- 
ent as they could" from those their 
fond parent had used so that he could 
easily notice that somebody had help- 
ed him. 

Thus these young artists continued 
for some time to embellish the beau- 
tiful scene with "delicate" splashes of 
the most gaudy colors. The paints 
they used were not mixed according to 
principles, nor were they made to 
blend according to laws of reflected 
lights, etc. Oh how pleased they 
were with what they had done 
and were doing — but! 

A figure darkened the doorway and 
Father Rousseau, whose face was glow- 
ing with expectant smiles, entered and 
tenderly and perhaps a bit proudly 
admired the love for the beautiful of 
his young "hopefuls" who just then 
had stopped using the brushes, and, 
"just as Father did" were viewing 
their work — to them, a beautiful now 
finished picture — with perfect satis- 


This feeling could not long be cher- 
ished for it was even then interrupt- 
ed by a cry from the father, which was 
quickly stifled by him, for he .used his 
knowledge of psychology, however 
limited it was and indeed would not 
wound the pure and innocent feelings 
of his little boys, if he was in any way 
able to prevent it. He therefore 

calmly retraced his steps out from the 
room and then gave vent to his feel- 
ings. He knew that winter was com- 
ing, and now his chief hope for the 
sustenance of his family was destroy- 

The shock to Mr. Rousseau was so 
great that he was confined to his bed 
for several weeks and thus the pro- 
gress of his work was further hinder- 
ed. The curious little boys were 
kindly told by their mother the cause 
of their father's illness and they were 
very sorry indeed for the naughty deed 
they had done. But their father, 
without being requested to do so, 
quickly forgave them, for that the 
blame was his, because he had not cov- 
ered the treasure when he left it. He 
was much distressed with the thought 
that on account of a bit of neglect on 
his part, the whole family had been 
made to suffer. 




HELEN G. OELLIG, Editor-in-Chief 


School Notes 

Eva Arhegast 
Melvin Shisler ... < 

Ruth Bucher Alumni Notes 

Florence Moyer K. L. S. Notes 

Frances Ulrich Homerian Notes 

A. C. Baugher Exchanges 

John Graham Athletics 

David H. Markey Business Manager 

John Hershey Asst Manager 

Ruth Kilhefner Art 

Our College Times is published monthly during the Academic year by the Homer- 
ian and Keystone Literary Societies of Elizabethtown College. 

This paper will be sent continuously to old subscribers, so as not to break their 
files, and arrears charged, unless notice to discontinue has been received at expira* 

Report any change of addres to the Business Manager. 

Subscription rates: Fifty cents per year; ten cents per copy; five years for $2.00. 

Entered as second-class matter April 19, 1909, at the Elizabethtown Postoffice. 

L' Envoi. 

Another school year has gone into 
the irrevocable past. Nine months 
with their sorrows and joys, little and 
big, their opportunities and their 
blessings are gone forever. 

We believe without a single excep- 
tion that every one who was on Col- 
lege Hill during the year would say. 
if asked, that he was glad to be here. 
The work of the school along every 
line was ud to the standard. Eliza- 
bethtown College breathes a spirit of 
work. Come when you will every- 

body is unusually busy. The regular 
class work was done in the usual 
thorough manner. The work of both 
literary societies was excellent 
throughout the year. There are still 
a few students who fail to realize the 
splendid .training these societies af- 
ford. Very few of our students will 
go through life without ever being ask- 
ed to preside over meetitngs of vari- 
ous kinds and those who have gone 
out into life have testified to the effi- 
cient training received in these socie- 



The athletics of the year have prov- 
ed an outlet for surplus energy and th ? 
recreation that students need. One 
of the most valuable assets of our 
school is the spiritual atmosphere pre- 
vading its halls. The Volunteer Rand 
has been active this year which we 
feel adds much to the spirituality of 
our school. All the means of spirit- 
ual growth were appreciated by the 
student body and most of them were 
active in some phase of Sunday School 
or church work. 

We are all scattered now and while 
the buildings are standing quietly on 
College Hill, the College itself is mis- 
sing. Some of us expect to be back 
next year. Let each one of us re- 
solve to bring at least one new student 
along. Those of you wh > will not be 
back, will you not send at least one in 
your place? A number expect to 
teach and some expect to enter vari- 
ous lines of work. With these go our 
best wishes for success and to one and 
all we wish a most pleasant vacation. 

The Bible Program 
The Bible program was rendered in 
the College Chapel on Saturday even- 
ing. June 2, by the different students 
who were at that time taking Bible 
work. Prof. Schlosser had charge of 
the program. The first number was 
music rendered by a female octette who 
sang, "Nearer, My God to Thee." The 
devotional exercises (were conducted 
by Eld. Charles Madeira, after which 
the following program was given. First 
an essav by Miss Alice S. Reber, en- 

titled "The Master Teacher." Miss 
Reber is the only graduate in the 
Bible Department this year. Miss 
Martha Young then gave an interest- 
ing sketch of Passion Week, illustrat- 
ing her work by means of a black- 
board drawing. The next part prov- 
ed to be extremely helpful t> Biole 
students, being an exhibition and dis- 
cussion of relics from the Holy Land, 
by Messrs A. C. Baugher and iG. E. 
Weaver. These relics included only 
those mentioned in the Bible; the 
Bible references being given with the 
discussions. A sketch of Paul's Sec- 
ond Missionary Journey was then giv- 
en by Mr. Ezra Wenger. This was 
also illustrated through a blackboard 
drawing. An oration. "The Largest 
Regiment," was given by Mr. David 
Markey. Following it was a recita- 
tion, "The Boy With the Lunch.' giv- 
en by Miss E. Grace Burkhart. Prof. 
Schlosser then presented diplomas to 
the Teacher Training Class graduates 
of this year: Miss Stauffer to the Mis- 
sion Study Class graduates. A selec- 
tion of music, "I Need Thee Every 
Hour," rendered by a male quartette, 
was the closing feature of the pro- 
gram. We feel sure everyone felt 
well repaid for having attended. Many 
of the students and visitors lingered 
after the program in order to examine 
the relics, maps and charts drawn by 
the Bible Geography and Old Testa- 
ment History classes of this year. 
Note book work, done by the Life of 
Christ class, was also on exhibition. 

E. G. B. 


School Notes. 


Another years work clone. Another 
class graduated from College. An- 
other set of students gone out to face 
the world. So goes the cycle. The 
time spent on College Hill passes so 
rapidly. The pleasant associations 
must so soon be severed. But as we 
go we can ever hold sacred our Alma 
Mater and strive for her welfare as 
our own. 

Success to our new business mana- 

Miss Violetta Grofr expects to en- 
ter the Lancaster General Hospital 
about Aug. 1. 

Miss Naomi Smith of Pine Grove, 

visited -Miss Salinda Dohner recently. 


Special Physics and Chemistry Classes 
The special classes in Physics and 

Chemistry taught by Professor Meyer 
attracted quite a few old students as 
well as, a number 6f the regular stu- 
dents. Both the elementary and col- 
lege work was taught. The classes 
began June 4 and continued for four 
weeks until June 29. Among the 
former students taking the work we 
noticed the following : — Misses Long, 
Shisler. Taylor, Risser, Gruber, Heist- 
and and Messrs. Myer, Hertzler and 
Markey. In all there were twenty 
students enrolled in these special 




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CHEMISTRY CLASS — (Baking Bread) 

cpurses. They worked faithfully and 
all completed the work. 

The gift of the Seniors to the Bible 
Department was quite acceptable. 
The maps will be very helpful in Bible 
Teaching' and will make the work 
much more interesting. 

Miss M. to Miss Reber — "Compare 
the adjective ill." 

MissR.— "111. worse, dead." 

Next year several of the Seniors 
will return to College Hill as student 
teachers. Several will return for col- 
work. Some will enter business. 
Others will be found in the school 
room. But wherever they go, to one 
and all, we wish the best success. 

Miss Letha Rover will return to Col- 
lege Hill next vear as a student. 

Quite a few students are expected to 
attend the Summer School. 

Senior Luncheon. 
( hi Commencement day the Seniors 
ate their last lunch together on the 
campus. Several of the Junior girls 
and boys acted as waitresses and 
waiters. It was a merry bunch and 
yet one could not help feeling a bit 
sad. for. all realized it would be the 
last time together. Already we be- 
gan to plan for our reunion in 1927. 
Mr. Graham acted as toast master and 
quite a few responded to toasts. 

Misses Salinda Dohner. Naomi 
Smith and Eva Arbegast visited Miss 
Mary Heistand on June 3, 



Miss S. — "Mr. Hershey, you're fond 
of spring chicken, aren't you?" 

John — "Yes indeed, anything that 
has a wing. 

Miss M. to Miss Reese— ''Give a 
sentence using the past tense of 

Mi^s Reese — "He slung his shoulder 
>yer his gun." 

Commencement Visitors on College 
Mrs. Markey. daughter and two 
grand-daughters: Mrs. G. H. Arbegast. 
Miss Blanche and Mr. Ralph Arbegast 
of Mechanicsburg; Mrs. C. R. Oellig" 
of Waynesboro"; Miss Linnie Bone- 
brake of Waynesbor ; Miss Esther San- 
der of Highspire ; Miss Katie Reber of 
Centerp >rt; Misses Ella Booz and Eva 
Sanders of Telford ; Mrs. A. S. Baugh- 

er and daughter Mary, of Lineboro, 
Md.: Mrs. Eckert of Robesonia; Miss 
Grace Mover of l.ansdale ; Mrs. David 
Rilhefner of Ephrata; Mrs. J. A. Long- 
enecker of Palmyra. 

One hundred per cent of the Class 
of [917 joined the Alumni Associa- 
tion—in other words all. 

.Miss Elizabeth Myer is showing her 
patriotism by hoeing cabbage during 
the cool hours of the day. 

Professor Leiter with the assistance 
of Mrs. George is keeping the flower- 
beds on the College Campus in fine 
trim. The campus never looked bet- 
ter than now. 

Professor Via left for Columbus, 
Ohio, On July 7. He is continuing 
his work at the Zanerian Art School 




Mrs. Via is taking one lesson a 
week at Combs Conservatory of Music 
on Broadstreet, Philadelphia. 

Mr. Ezra Wenger is located at 1014 
Main St., Asbury Pary, X. J. 

Miss Myer attended the thirteenth 
anniversary of her graduation at Mil- 
lersville State Normal School. 

Prof Leiter is pursuing his gradu- 
ate work in Biology under Dr. R. C. 
Schiedt of Franklin & Marshall Col- 

Dr. Reber, Professors Harley and 
Nye are teaching in the Summer 
School at the College. 

Miss Gertrude Miller is staying at 
her home in Ephrata a few weeks after 
which she will return to College Hill 
to stay with Mrs. Via. 

Miss Myer and Miss Rreinsholtz at- 
tended the ninth annual anniversary of 
the Scotch Irish Presbyterians held 
on the most interesting and historic 
spot at the Donegal Presbyterian 
Church, on June 21. 

Miss Kilhefner spent a few days 
on College Hill, the week following 
Commencement, making a sketch for 
the cut of the Future of Elizabethtown 
College which appears in this issue. 

Miss Ruth Reber is spending her 
summer vacation in the home of a 
wealthy party in ( )cean City, New 
Jersey, 410 Atlantic Avenue. 

Misses Eva Arbegast. Edna Martin, 
Linnie Dohner and Mr. Ezra Wenger 
are spending the summer at Asbury 
Park, N. J. 

Miss Mary Spidle after finishing her 
work in Chemistry and Physics left 
for Wayne, near Philadelphia, where 
she is spending hei vacation. 

Among those attending summer 
school we notice Messrs. Hertzler,. 
Royer, Hackman, Goodman, Abele, 
and Misses Burkhart, Byers, Heistand. 
Kilhefner and Risser. We do not have 
the names of the rest at our command 
at this writing. Messrs. Baugher, 
Hertzler and Markey are staying on 
College Hill all summer. Mr. Baugh- 
er and Mr. Markey in partnership with 
Prof. Harley are farming several acres 
of potatoes. Mr. Baugher also runs 
a milk route for Mr. Graybill. 

Among those of our number expect- 
ing to teach the coming school term 
are: Misses Eva Arbegast, Phebe 
I.ongenecker. Alice Reber, Grace Hess 
Inez Byers, Maybelle Harlacher. Mary 
Bixler. Clara Bolster, Elizabeth Engle, 
Yerda Eckert, Martha Young, Sallie 
Miller, Ada Young, Mary Spidle, Ruth 
Taylor, and Messrs. John Hershey, 
Melvin Shissler, Grant Weaver, Christ- 
ian Bucher, Clarence Keefer. Abel 
Long, Clarence Ebersole, Paul Sch- 
wenk and Elam Zug. 

The following were out in Bible In- 
stitute work recently: Dr. D. C. Reb- 
er and Prof. R. AY Schlosser at the 
Springville Church near Denver: Prof. 
1. G. Meyer in the Lost Creek Church 
near Bunkerstown, Juniata count}': 
Dr. D. C. Reber and Prof. J. G. Meyer 
in the Salunga Church ; Professors 
Ober and Meyer in the Lancaster City 

Prof, to J. Hershey — "What made- 
Lititz famous?" 

J. Hershey — "The Pretzels." 

Miss Sara Mover has returned to 
College Hill to visit friends, and enjoy 
the programs of the last weeks o: 



STUDENTS' ROOM— (Alpha Hall, No. 11) 

The Music Department rendered the 
cantata "David the Shepherd Boy,'' 
which was a number of our lecture 
course, in the Market House Hall, 
May 1 Oth. 

The representatives from the Col- 
lege to Annual Conference were Prof. 
H. K. Ober and Prof. R. W. Schlosser. 

Elder A. S. Baugher and his two 
sons Raymond and Stanley visited A. 
C. Baugher. 

The Student Volunteer Band rend- 
ered a program at York in the Breth- 
ren Church and at Hanover on the 
same day. 

Professor Ober has been elected 
Paster at Waynesboro and assistant 
pastor of the Church of the Brethren 
at Elizabethtown recently. 

Prof. J. G. Meyer has closed his 
work in Columbia University. He 
was in charge of the special courses 
given in Physics and Chemistry from 
June 2 — 29. 

Mr. Graybill G. Minnich of Lititz, 
gave another gift to the Physics and 
Chemistry Department. The gift was 
a check of fifty dollars. To say that 
this donation was appreciated is need- 


Miss My er— Gave us our start in 
Public Speaking. 

Prof. Meyer — Helped us to bake 
bread, record experiments, and told us 
whom to marry. 

Prof. Leiter — Taught us amo, amas, 



Prof. Schliosser — Interpreted Shak- 
espeare and looked through the stu- 
dents specs. 

Prof. Nye— Lead us thru the ages 
of chivalry and renown. 

Prof. Harley — Corrected orations. 

Miss Stauffer — Brought us our 
meals when we were ill and grouchy. 

Mrs. Via — Taught us to sing, Ni, 
Nah, Nae, No. Nu. 

Prof. Via — Gave us the pen of a 
ready writer. 

Miss Brenisholtz— Took the stiff- 
ness out of our phalanges. 

Miss Miller— Taught us to make 
funny signs and gymnastics. 

Miss Kilhefner— Showed you where 
to draw a line that meant, something. 

Mr. Baugher— Led you from east 
to west and from north to the south. 

Mr. Weaver — Taught the boys 
which is their right and 'which their 5 
left foot. 

Auf YYiedersehn. 

Baccalaureate Sermon. 

The Baccalaureate sermon was giv- 
en on Sunday evening. June io, pre- 
ceding the Commencement. The fac- 
ulty decided to deviate a bit from the 
regular custom of having a stranger 
preach it and conferred that honor up- 
on Dr. Reber. This is a very fitting 
precedent, for, he, representing the 
Faculty of Elizabethtown College, who 
labored faithfully with the class natur- 
ally is the one who should give them 
the fatherly advice and divine inspira- 
tion that is needed before they are ush- 
ered out into the cold world. 

His subject was "Leadership." The 
text was the first twelve verses of the 
thirty-second chapter of Deuteronomy. 

As an example of a leader Moses was 
pointed out. It was especially noted 
that before Moses was ready to lead 
he had to spend eighty years of his life 
in preparing for the great position. It 
was thus clearly shown to the class 
that before one can lead one must be 

We feel sure that if the class will 
follow the advice of their wise coun- 
sellor they can not go amiss. 

— L. N. M. 

Class Day. 

The Class Day exercises of the 
Class of 1917 were held on Wednesday 
afternoon, June the thirteenth. 

The following prdgram was render- 
ed : Song — "America." by the audi- 
ence ; President's Address, A. C. 
Baugher; Class History, Henry Her- 
shev, Anna Eshleman ; Class Poem, 
Ruth Kilhefner; Class Pessimist, Dav- 
id Markey ; Song, Mixed Quartette ; 
Class Optimist, Lydia Withers ; Class 
Prophecy, Yerda Eckert, Grant E. 
Weaver; Class Presentation, Ada. 
Young; Class Song. 

The Class of 191 7 continued the cus- 
tom set by former classes by making a 
bequest to the school. They gave 
several very useful donations which 
will be highly appreciated by the 

One hundred dollars was given to- 
ward the "New Building Fund." This 
makes a total of three hundred dollar? 
towards the new Science building. 

A valuable collection of Bible maps 
and charts were presented to the Bible 
Department of the School. 

The last eight years of the "Literary 



Digest" bound in eight volumes was 
presented to the Library. 

The last donation was a hedge fence 
which the Seniors hope to start around 
the driveway and which, they hope 
will be continued by succeeding class- 


The Commencement exercises of the 
Class of 1917 were held in the College 
Chapel, on June 14. This, the last 
program rendered by the class as Sen- 
iors, was very interesting and instruc- 
tive. Its orations figured very highly 
in the estimation of all. The College 
halls were astir early in the morning 
with excited and joyful students wel- 
coming parents and friends. 

The Class of 1917 consisted of thir- 
ty-one members. There were three 
graduates from the Classical Course, 
three from the Pedagogical Course, 
nine from the English Scientific, five 
from the College Preparatory, one 
from the Bible course, two from the 
Stenographic, one from the Advanced 
Commercial and the Banking Courses, 
and seven finished the course in sew- 

The usual scheme of the program 
was departed from, in that only three 
orations were delivered, which are in 
substance published in the June num- 
ber of "( )ur College Times." Instead 
of the number of orations usually giv- 
en, we had the pleasure of listening 
to an address by Rev. Dr. A. B. Van 
Ormer. His theme was, "Products 
or Factors." — a study in the obligation 
of culture. The two leading thoughts of 
his splendid address were, "It is a re- 
sponsible thing to be grown up. for 

then we become a part of the causa- 
tion of things," and "Educated people 
are responsible for the conditions of 
things." Among the many impres- 
sive thoughts expressed were the fol- 
lowing: — "We are all privileged to do 
according to our own reasoning and 
convictions, indeed it is our duty." 
"We should reinforce right things 
and antagonize the wrong, find what 
is yet needed and give our lives for it. 
But we, as sheep, are inclined to fol- 
low a leader." "God asks more of 
us than being products. Factors are 
needed in every phase of occupation 
and being, who consider life and right 
more than material gain." "The obli- 
gation of culture is that of service. Ed- 
ucated men are depended upon by us 
to lead us, nevertheless a mere college 
degree does not insure ability to lead." 
"Factors are needed to see the needs 
of fellow beings ; to bring in things 
that ought to be and abolish things 
that ought not to be, to stand even if 
they must stand alone, for right, for 
righteousness and for the Word of God 
Factors are needed who live above the 
"fog" of life in private, in public, and 
in thought life, to bring in the reign 
and rule, even the kingdom of the 
Prince of Peace." 

The nrogram of the Commencement 
Exercises proper was as follows: 
Invocation — Rev. Dr. A. B. Van Or- 
mer. Altoona. Pa. 
Music— "Unfold Ye Portals," Chorus. 
Oration — "The Realm of Man's Pow- 
er." Abba C. Baugher, Lineboro, 
Oration — "The Mission of America," 
Eva Y. Arbegast. Mechanicsburg. 
Oration — "The Touch of the Master 


Hand." Helen G. Oellig. Mechan- 

icsburg, a. 
Music — "Come Where the Lilies 

Bloom," Ladies Glee Club. 

ress — "Products of Factors," Rev. 

Dr. A. B. Van Ormer, Altoona. Pa 
Music — '"Holy Art Thou," Chorus. 

nation of Diplomas. Dr. D. C. 


Keystone Society Notes. 

Let us beware of losing our enthu- 
siasm. Let us glory in something. 
and strive to retain our admiration for 
all that would ennoble, and our inter- 
est in all that would enrich and beau- 
tify our life. — Phillips Brooks. 

A public Session of the K. L. S. 
was held in Society Hall. Friday even- 
ing June i. 1917. The officers were 
elected as follows : President. Mr. John 
Sherman : Vice President. Chester 
Royer; Secretary. Margaret E. Oellig; 
Critic. Mr. A. C. Baugher. 

Mr. Sherman's Inaugural Address on 
'"The Value of Self Reliance" was a 
well chosen subject and well delivered. 
It was especially appropriate for the 
time of the school year, when school 
was about to close, and the students 
were about to go out to make their 
own way to a greater or less extent. 

Probably the Keystone Literary So- 
ciety rendered no better program 
throughout the year, than that given 
Friday evening. June eighth. It may 
have been the thought that the last 
program of the year was being render- 
ed, which caused each person to take 
his part in such a creditable manner: 
at any rate we consider this program 
well up to the standard of our Literary 

This program was as- follows: 
Piano Solo. "Melody of Love," Ger- 
trude Risser : Recitation, "An Invest- 
ment in Knowledge Always pays the 
best Interest." Yerda E. .Eckert ; Es- 
say. "America's Unselfishness." J. 
Harold Engle ; Vocal Solo — "Dream- 
ing of Love and You." Mrs. Via; 
Debate. "Resolved. That Students 
who attain an average of 85 per cent 
in their class work should be exempt 
from final examinations :" Affirmative 
speakers. Grace Hess and Henry 
Wenger; Negative speakers, Iva Long 
and John Koons; the judges. Miss 
Stauffer. Prof. Leiter. and Mr. Mark- 
ey. decided in fevor of the Negative 
side. The House after a rousing gen- 
eral debate decided that the Affirma- 
tive side offered the better ground for 
argument ; Literary Echo, Anna Ruth 
Eshelman ; Piano Duo, "Turkischer 
Marsch." Anna Ruth Eshelman and 
Kathryn Leiter. 


A Difference of Opinion. 

Ruth E. Reber. 
Marion (bursting into her chum's 
room)— Oh Doris did you see Gwen- 
dolyn P.eaney this afternoon? 

Doris — Why no. I don't belive I did. 
Did you lose her? 

Marion — Lose her? Mercy no, I 
don't want her: she's a perfect mess. 
She's got some new-fangled idea on 
and I hear it's from Paris; I didn't 
ask her when it came over or what 
part of Paris it came from, though. 
It looks as though it came from the 
Solomon Islands. 

Doris — Well explain yourself and 
(laughingly) by the way won't you 
have a chair. 

Marion— To start at the beginning, 



1 suppose she thinks it looks stylish 
but she looks ancient. Low heels and 
a dress of decent length and of course 
they aren't "It" anymore. And,— oh 
well, — just all of her is old-fashioned 
or else childish. Thank goodness, I 
know how to dress (surveying herself 
in the mirror). Now she always looks 
fat because she wears things that don't 
suit her while I wear suitable things 
and always look slim. 

Doris— Yes. you do, very — Well, 
]'m eager to see the "horror" as you 
call it. 

Marion — Well, if you don't think the 
same as I do about it, you have the 
taste of a cow. 

Doris — "Cam" thyself little one 
Thou art much wrought up over "nud- 

Marion — (After dinner that evening 

to "the Bunch" assembled in her 
room). Doris will you believe me 
now, since you have seen for yourself? 

Doris — Well, I fail to see anything 
so awful about her. She looks like a 
school girl, and that's the way the 
Dowager said boarding school girls 
ought to look, 

Marion — (jumping up) Doris Mat- 
thews do you mean to say that you 
like those "togs" of hers. 

Doris — "Yep," I think I do. 

Marion — Well, all I've got to say is 
that to look at you one would be led 
to think you had some taste, but 
tilings evidently aren't what thev seem 

Doris — (sweetly) Merely difference 
of opinion, my dear, merely difference 
of opinion. 

Alumni Notes. 


The following alumni received the 
.A. F>. degree from other Colleges this 
spring: Miss Floy Crouthamel, To, A. 
L. Reber, '13, E. G. Diehm, '13, and 
C. J. Rose. '13. from Juniata; Jacob 
H. Gingrich, '15 and Mary Sehaeffer, 
'13, from Manchester and W. Scott 
Smith. '16, from Franklin and Mar- 
shall College. All of these have com- 
pleted the Classical Course. 

Miss Floy Crouthamel will be a mem 
ber of our Faculty next year. The an- 
nouncement of this fact appears under 
the head of Our College Faculty in 
another part of this issue. 

A. L. Reber has accepted a position 
as Bookkeeper to Hoffer Bros., of 

E. G. Diehm has accepted a wife. 

C. J. Rose will be a student in Beth- 
any Bible School next year. 

W. Scott Smith has enlisted in the 
Agricultural Division of the U. S. Mili- 
tary Service. He has been assigned 
work on a Truck Farm near Philadel- 

T. Z. Herr, '05, has accepted a posi- 
tion in the Klein Chocolate Factory of 

Paul K. Hess. '15. has enlisted in 
the Medical Cor]). He has been trans- 
ferred to Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.. He 
would be glad to hear from you. 

I. D. Reber, '15, is now the head 
bookkeeper for Stiffel-Freeman & Co., 
in Lititz. 



Air. George Xeff, '16, has enlisted in 
the Medical Department at Columbus. 
. and has since been transferred 
to the Mexican border. 

Mary A. SchaefTer, '13, will go as 
a Missionary to China this year. 

Mary G. Hershey. '15. will be at 
Bethany Bible School as a student 
next year. 


On Friday evening, June 15. Mr. E. 
G. Diehm and Miss Maude Hertzler 
were united in marriage by Dr. D. C. 
Reber. The ceremony was perform- 
ed at the bride's home in the presence 
of a few friends and relatives. They 
will establish their home in Royers- 
ford. Mr. Diehm will be the pastor 1 
of the church at that place thig year. 
AYe extend our best wishes to the hap- 
py couple. 

Alumni Luncheon. 

Music Hall was used this year for 
serving the luncheon. Small tables 
were arranged in the room around 
which four persons were seated. Tha 
decorations were neat and well arrang- 
ed. The executive committee changj- 
ed the room into a pleasant Luncheon 
Hall. The committee deserves hearty 
th,y.iks from each Alumnus for the 
splendid way in which it served 
the association. All enjoyed the 

W. E. Glasmire. '10. acted as Toast- 
master of the occasion. The respon- 
- - ere of an excellent character, 
showing the high sense of loyalty and 
devotion which the graduates of Eliza- 
bethtown College hold for their Alma 

Following the dismissal of the meet- 
in- many said that this vear's lunch- 

eon ranked with the best we have yet 
enjoyed on College Hill. The feeling 
of fellowship and good-will was excel- 
lent. Everybody was glad they were 
present. Are you not sorry that you 
were not with us? Begin to plan now 
to come next year. 

Business Session. 

A large amount of business was 
transacted without any loss of time. 
W. E. Glasmire proved to be just effi- 
cient in this capacity as in the capa- 
city of Toastmaster. Mr. Glasmire 
had a thorough acquaintance with the 
work to be done. As evidence to this 
the items of business were handled in 
a business-like way in strict accord 
with parliamentary practice. 

(a) Unfinished Business. 

It was the opinion of the Associa- 
tion met that due notice of the pro- 
posed amendment to Art. V. was giv- 
en to all members through the report 
made in Our College Times. Accord- 
ingly the motion to amend Art. V., 
Sec. IV. was passed. The amendment 
as passed reads — "and shall sign all 
legal orders on the Treasurer." 

A brief report from Prof. Schlosser 
in regard to the pledges made by the 
Class of 191 1 was accepted. 

(b) New Business. 

After a discussion on the advisa- 
bility of printing new constitutions 
embodying all changes, it was decided 
that we continue to use the old ones 
and that the members make the 
change in their respective Constitu- 
tions. It was also suggested in order 
to carry out this decision that all 
changes be published in Our College 
Times. In accordance with this sug- 
gestion we publish above the amend- 


ment to Art. V, Sec. IV. 

The Alumni Association decided to 
purchase two one hundred dollar Lib- 
erty Loan Bonds with part of the En- 
dowment Fund which is lying idle. 

A vote of thanks was extended to 
Miss Elizabeth Grosh for the liberal 
donation which she made to the En- 
dowment Fund. Miss Grosh has prov- 
ed herself to be one of the loyal 
friends of our College, We highly ap- 
preciate the devoted interest which 
she has manifested in our Alma Mater. 

According to the decision of the As- 
sociation our Cover Fees for the Lun- 
cheon will be .75 per plate next year. 
This is welcome news for the Execu- 
tive Committee and Treasurer, for 
they have long realized the difficulty 
in making ends meet and yet provide 
a luncheon which will prove accept- 

Every member of the Class of 1917 
became a member of the Alumni As- 
sociation at our business meeting. 
This is a splendid record rivalled by 
one class only. Several members of 
the class after having enjoyed the fel- 
lowship of our luncheon remarked "I 
see Elizabethtown College in a way 
I never saw her before. I now un- 
derstand why the Alumni are so loy- 
al to their Alma Mater." More of us 
have felt the same, have we not? These 
member will come to a fuller realiza- 
tion of these facts as they meet with 
the Association from year to year. 

The following officers were elected 
to serve next vear : Pres. — Amos G. 
Hottenstein, '08: 1st V. Pres.— T. Z. 
Herr, 05 ; 2nd V. Pres. — I. Z. Hack- 
man. '07; 3rd V. Pres. — Owen G. Her- 
shey. '15; Rec. Secy. — Ada M. Brandt, 
'16; Corres. Secy. — Helen G. Oellig, 
'17: Treasurer — Paul K. Hess, '15; 
Member Endowment Committee for 
1917-1920 — John M. Miller, '05; Exe- 
cutive Committee — John G. Hershey, 
'16; Floy Crouthamel, '10; E. M. 
Hertzler, '16. 


George H. Light, '05, '07. 

George H. Light, son of Adam 
Light, who was born near Annville, 

Lebanon County, Pa., lived a very 
strenuous and useful life. A large 
part of his early life was lived near 
Mt. Zion of the same county and state. 
After leaving Mt. Zion High School he 
taught a few years in Lebanon County. 
Later he came to Flizabctht wn Col- 
lege as one of her first students. Me 
finished -the Regular Commercial 
Course in 1905 together with some of 
the studies in the Pedagogical Course. 
The following year he taught the Fair- 
view School near Ronks, Pa. In 1907 
he finished the Pedagogical Course 
and following his graduation he be- 
came a member of the faculty of Eliza- 
bethown College. Later while living 
at Hatfield he continued his schooling 
at Ursinus College as a special stu- 

Mr. Light was married t< > Miss 
Martha Cassel, Aug. 1, 1908 and since 
then lived a very happy married life at 
Hatfield, Pa. until it was saddened by 
the death of Anna Mildred and his own 
sickness. He taught in the Hatfield 
High School for six years, being Prin- 
cipal three years, and during the last 
three years he taught in the Sellers- 
ville High School. 

At the age of fifteen he united with 
the Church of which he became a loyal 
member and a very faithful standard 
bearer. On May 11, 1912, he was 
elected to the Gospel ministry, and 
soon advanced to the second degree of 
the ministry and more responsible 
Church work in general. He improv- 
ed his talents and became an efficient 
worker in the Church and the school. 
He preached twice and at times three 
times every Sunday. Superintended a 
Sunday Scho )1, taught a Sunday 
School class, conducted teacher train- 
ing classes and singing schools, fre- 
quently performed the rite of baptism, 
preached sermons on funeral occasi >ns, 
held Evangelistic Meetings, assisted at 
Lovefeasts, etc. All this work which 
he loved so much he attended to in ad- 
dition to his strenuous work as teacher 
and principal of public schools. 

His short and active life ended after 
an illness of five months when he died, 



of Carcinoma of the lymphatic glands, 
mi July 6, 1917. The funeral was held 
on Tuesday afternoon, July 10, ser- 
vices in the Hatfield Church and in- 
erment in cemetery adjoining the 
church. The church was crowded and 
a number were standing under hoisted 
umbrellas outside of the doorway and 
open windows in the heavy rain all 
through the storm. All this testifies 
to the fact that Mr. Light was much 
attached to the people whom he serv- 

He is survived by his faithful wife 
and two children, Grace and Dorothy. 
Mr. Light was sorry to leave his fami- 
ly but he felt that the work that God 
had planned for him to do was done 
and after speaking beautiful words of 
comfort to those s> dear to him and 
in behalf of the work he loved, he 
peacefully passed to his reward and 
closed the last chapter of his life on 

earth. o 

As We Go To Press. 

With sorrow we learn of the death 
of Helen G. Hershey, the eleven-year 
old daughter of our faithful Trustee, 
I. W. G. Hershey, Lititz. She was the 
sister of our Fellow-Alumni Miss 
Mary and Messrs. Owen, John and 
Henry Hershey. We extend our sin- 
cere sympathy to the sorrowing family. 
We point them for comfort to our 
Heavenly Father who alone know r eth 
and doeth all things well. 
Reunion of Alumni and Students 

Resident in Cumberland Valley. 

Saturday, Aug. 4. TQ17 has been de- 
cided upon as the date on which we 
v ill hold the first sectional reunion of 
the Alumni, Students and Friends of 
Elizabethtown College, who reside in 
Ihe Cumberland Valley. 

We expect to be able to secure 
the Price Meeting House grounds in 
the Antietam Congregation but have 
not yet learned whether it is available 
on said date. It is mainly for the 
Cumberland Valley Section but all 
Alumni, Students and friends are 
heartily invited to be present. This 
is but a beginning in the sectional re- 
union idea which we hope will culmin- 

ate in others like it and eventually in a 
centralized annual reunion upon the 
College Campus just before school 
opens. A program becoming Christ- 
ian Service and Christian Education 
is now in the state of preparation. 

Listen and watch for further an- 
nouncement of definite time and place! 


Exchange Notes 

Another school year has passed and 
many editorial boards have finished 
their work. We are positive that all 
will agree, that a year of experience 
in the capacity of an editor of some 
department of a school paper means 

We are now ready to leave our office 
and make room for others. We w r ish 
them success. 

Fellow Exchange Editor, is it not 
true that to be editor of this depart- 
ment, is similar to being critic of some 
meeting or society? We all agree 
that it is not the most pleasant thing 
to find faults and tell their owners 
about them. What we have said 
throughout the year, was said in a 
kind and helpful spirit and we sincere- 
ly hope that every thing was received 
in the same spirit. 

We have several especially good 
papers. Senior issues. Commencement 
numbers, etc. Among them are such 
as the "Aerolith," a fine, attractive pa- 
per, tastefully arranged. Your "cuts" 
are of good type. The Section devot- 
ed to New Buildings" shows that a 
fine spirit of loyalty surrounds "Mis- 
sion House College." You have a 
bright future ahead. Keep on! You 
will some day reach your goal! 

"Fifth Avenue Life," your cover de- 
sign is good. The "write ups" are 
short and spicy. Every reader should 
be interested in the "Educational De- 
partment. It contains many educa- 
tive facts. 

"The 'Signal" holds a prominent 
place on our exchange table. It is 
an attractive paper. Dedicating the 
May and June issue to your retiring 
principal shows in what degree of es- 
teem you hold the aged Doctor. 




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